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The German military has been deployed in Mali for almost ten years, but that hasn't made the country safer.
French President Emmanuel Macron has hailed the killing of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of the "Islamic State in the Sahara," as a "huge success." But analysts warn that the terror threat is far from over.
At the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hit out at France for opposing the deployment of Russian mercenaries in Mali, and slammed the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Economic Community of West African States has suspended Guinea amid fears that the military takeover could spark further instability in the region. But the bloc faces its own credibility problem.
The attacker had allegedly tried to kill Mali's interim President Assimi Goita in a mosque. Officials said he died in custody after the "state of his health deteriorated."
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