Over 100 Chadian Soldiers Desert Base in Mali

Not happy about conditions


BAMAKO, Mali — An official with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali says more than 100 Chadian soldiers have left their positions in the northern Kidal province.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists, said Wednesday that between 130 and 160 soldiers had deserted their base in the town of Tessalit.