U.N. Security Council approves creation of Mali peacekeeping force

By Reuters | Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:28 PM

* France launched Mali military offensive in January

* U.N. peacekeeping force to be made up of African troops

* Peacekeeping force will be U.N.'s third largest (Adds detail on U.N. special envoy for Mali final paragraph)

By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS, April 25 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved on Thursday the creation of a 12,600-strong peacekeeping ...

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