Jihadists Close Mali Schools as Revolt Against State Flares

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Malian soldiers taking part in the \'Hawbi\' tactical coordination operation and soldiers of the France\'s Barkhane mission patrol on November 2, 2017 in central Mali, in the border zone with Burkina Faso and Niger as a joint anti-jihadist force linking countries in the Sahel began operations on November 1. The world\'s newest joint international force, the five-nation G5 Sahel plans to number up to 5,000 military, police and civilian troops by March 2018. The 5,000 will comprise two battalions each from Mali and Niger and one each from Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania. / AFP PHOTO / Daphné BENOIT (Photo credit should read DAPHNE BENOIT/AFP/Getty Images) Photographer: DAPHNE BENOIT/AFP

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