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Barkhane drawdown: Timbuktu fears jihadists return after French base closure

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France has handed back control of the Tessalit base to the Malian army on Tuesday, part of plans to reorganise French forces deployed in the restive Sahel region under "Operation Barkhane". While their departure was welcomed by the inhabitants of this part of the country, it is feared by those who live under direct threat from the jihadists, as in Timbuktu.

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