July 24, 2014

Missing Air Algerie Flight Is a Reminder of Mali

Adam Taylor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

The reported disappearance of Air Algerie-operated flight AH5017 en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has led to renewed interest in one troubled nation that the plane may have been flying over before it disappeared: Mali.

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