1. France carried out new airstrikes overnight against Islamist fighters in central Mali, as Paris pledged on Tuesday to commit more troops to a potentially protracted campaign against extremists pressing south from a jihadist state they have forged in the desert north of the country.

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    The New York Times, “French Pledge More Troops for Mali As Air Strikes Continue” by Steven Erlanger, Alan Cowell and Adam Nossiter.

    Our interview about the situation in Mali with Adam Nossiter from a couple weeks ago.

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