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Europe Mulls Next Step as French Troops Launch Mali Operationi
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January 16, 2013 8:08 PM
France has launched a ground assault in Mali that will likely put its troops in direct combat against Islamist militants in the north of the country. As its soldiers headed toward the action on Wednesday, France's European neighbors mulled how best to give their own support in the escalating conflict. Although European foreign ministers are to meet Thursday, Selah Hennessy reports from London that experts say they are unlikely to join France in combat.

Europe Mulls Next Step as French Troops Launch Mali Operation

Published January 16, 2013

France has launched a ground assault in Mali that will likely put its troops in direct combat against Islamist militants in the north of the country. As its soldiers headed toward the action on Wednesday, France's European neighbors mulled how best to give their own support in the escalating conflict. Although European foreign ministers are to meet Thursday, Selah Hennessy reports from London that experts say they are unlikely to join France in combat.