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DW News published this video item, entitled “Germany to withdraw all its troops from Mali by 2024 | DW News” – below is their description.
Germany’s government says it has agreed to withdraw all its troops from Mali by 2024. The West African nation has been fighting a Jihadist insurgency for a decade now.
Germany has around 1,000 troops currently deployed in Mali. Most are involved in reconnaissance. The pull-out will start in mid 2023. More and more Western nations have withdrawn their forces from Mali in recent months. Its military government has become a close ally of Russia – and Russian mercenaries have been linked to several massacres there.
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Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. It lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south.
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Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital is Bamako.
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