Tar­get­ing mil­i­tants

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BAMAKO: France and its African part­ners must work to­gether to wipe out Is­lamist mil­i­tants in the volatile Sa­hel re­gion, Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron said at the open­ing of a sum­mit in Mali’s cap­i­tal Bamako yes­ter­day.

Lead­ers of the G5 Sa­hel bloc – Mali, Burk­ina Faso, Mau­ri­ta­nia, Niger and Chad – were ex­pected to launch a new multi-na­tional force at the meet­ing aimed at com­bat­ing Is­lamist mil­i­tants and il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity in the vast arid zone.

“Ev­ery day we must com­bat ter­ror­ists, thugs, mur­der­ers... who we must stead­fastly and with de­ter­mi­na­tion erad­i­cate to­gether,” said Macron.

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