Macron calls for Sahel force against armed groups

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French President Emmanuel Macron is promising joint military action against armed groups in the Sahel region of Africa early next year.
The announcement came at a summit he is hosting of the Sahel G5 nations: Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.

The Sahel region is a large area of the Southern Sahara desert where groups such as ISIL and al-Qaeda are increasingly active.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull has more.

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