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US authorises departure of family members from Mali

The US State Department says it has authorised the voluntary departure of eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from its embassy in Bamako, Mali.

Bamako, Mali. Credit: Google Maps

The move comes following an attack on a hotel in the capital last month. It said in a statement that the US Embassy in Mali will provide only emergency consular services to American citizens for the foreseeable future.

The State Department said security in Mali remains fluid and the potential for attacks throughout the country remains.

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ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

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