INTERNATIONAL

Linde: Sweden to withdraw troops from Mali this year

2:03 min
  • Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde said the country would withdraw its troops this year from the French-led Takuba task force in Mali.

  • She added that Sweden would reconsider its commitments to the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA there, as well.

  • The minister said delayed elections and the use of a Russian private military company in Mali have prompted the review.