In January, Mali declared war on terrorist groups in the country to protect citizens and end terrorist attacks on the government and surrounding countries.
Since January, Mali was not only unsuccessful by settling these terrorist groups, but received an abundance of help from militaries of surrounding countries and overseas, including the UN forces and France.
France has currently decided to take matters into their own hands and settle the overdue beef between the Azawad (Malian rebel groups) and the Malian government. Not only did the French complete 70% of their set objectives for the country with the help of Chadian government, but predicted that the Malian war would come to an end soon.
Pray for the Malian people folks. It will be over soon.