President Sall said Senegal is stepping up security along its border with Mali to prevent spillover of the Malian Islamist insurgency into his country. Senegal supports the French-led intervention in Mali and has contributed several hundred troops to the effort.
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Military forces arrested Mohamed Ahmed Aidara, 34, a Mauritanian, in Pakour near the border with Guinea Bissau. He is charged with recruiting fighters for al Qaeda in Mali.
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