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France weighs UN sanctions regime for Mali

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A French-led military intervention that started in January 2013 helped Mali drive out jihadists, but insurgents remain active across large parts of the regionFrance is considering a UN Security Council draft resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali to target opponents of a peace deal signed 19 months ago, the ambassador said Tuesday. The peace accord signed in June 2015 between the Malian government and rebels ended years of fighting in the north, but its implementation has been piecemeal. Mali regained control of the north after a French-led military intervention in January 2013 drove out jihadists, but insurgents remain active across large parts of the region.

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