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4:07 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Mali In Danger Of Turning Into Terrorist Safe Haven

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 6:02 pm

The U.S. and France are trying to figure out a way to make sure Northern Mali, which has been overrun by Islamists, doesn't turn into another Somalia or Yemen. But experts say there are no easy answers. Armed drones or special forces may not be enough. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went to Algeria last week to try to persuade its leaders to use their influence and military might to help rid Northern Mali of al-Qaida in the Maghreb.