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French Army Leaves Timbuktu for First Time Since Arriving in 2013

French Army Leaves Timbuktu for First Time Since Arriving in 2013

From: VOA

French troops have left a military base in Timbuktu, Mali, where they were posted since liberating the area from Islamist militants in 2013. French forces have been gradually withdrawing from the region, despite ongoing fighting with militants that threatens stability. Locals are expressing unease about the French troops’ departure.

On Tuesday, French troops left their military base in Timbuktu as part of a reorganization of Operation Barkhane announced by French president Emmanuel Macron in June.

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