April 25th, 2013
08:32 PM ET

U.N. Security Council signs off on 12,600 peacekeepers for Mali

(CNN) - The U.N. Security Council signed off Thursday on a 12,600-member peacekeeping force in Mali that will be authorized "to use all necessary means" to protect civilians and cultural artifacts. "We know it's going to be a fairly volatile environment," Herve Ladsous, the U.N. undersecretary for peacekeeping operations, said.
The resolution was proposed by France, which deployed about 4,000 troops to Mali in January to drive out Islamist militants who attempted to take control of the country.

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  1. bambi

    How wonderful. Lets give peace a chance. 🙂

    April 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Why not use the correct term for these "Peacekeepers"......are. ........."mercenaries".

    April 25, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dangnabbit

    See the Muslims violate every law, every culture, as they seek to dominate every country. After demanding ultra-special rights, they seek nothing but total domination. They will kill every man, woman, and child to this end. Any unbeliever is fair game for any crime whatsoever. This is religion-based, so it's anything goes, ppl.

    April 26, 2013 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Norbert

    Some of these people are extreeeemists and terrrrrrrrrorists

    April 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |