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UN OK’s military action to oust Al Qaeda cohort in Mali

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Thursday authorized military action to wrest northern Mali from the control of Al Qaeda-linked extremists but demanded progress first on political reconciliation, elections, and training ­African troops and police.

A resolution adopted unanimously by the United Nations’ most powerful body stressed that there must be a two-track plan, political and military, to reunify the country, which has been in turmoil since a coup in March.

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