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France to send drones to Mali region

PARIS — France will move surveillance drones to West ­Africa and is holding secretive talks with US officials in Paris this week as it seeks to steer international military action to help Mali’s feeble government win back the northern part of the country from Al Qaeda-linked rebels.

France and the United ­Nations insist that any invasion of Mali’s north be led by ­African troops.

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