France said it was packing up and leaving Mali back in February. For nearly a decade, French troops fought extremist groups linked to ISIS and al-Qaeda in the West African country. Two months later, 5,000 French troops remain in Mali and other neighboring countries. Host Marco Werman spoke with Daniel Eizenga, a research fellow at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington.
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