Moral concerns appear to have outweighed public disapproval of the deployment in the national assembly's vote Tuesday.
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French President Hollande promised a short intervention. But the killing of two French soldiers signals a tough task ahead.
Two soldiers were killed today, underscoring the challenges French forces face in the increasingly unstable former French colony.