African Leaders Plan Military Intervention in Mali

African Union leaders have joined talks in Bamako to follow up on a United Nations Security Council resolution paving the way for a West African military force which would oust jihadist forces controlling the north of the country.


But some in Mali are opposed to outside miitary intervention and others are warning that  a poorly conceived campaign could draw many states in the region into a lengthy and bloody conflict, at least as catastrophic as Somalia's two-decade civil war.