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Cyprus offers assault rifles to help Mali fight

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A spokeswoman for Cyprus' Defense Ministry says the country is offering 2,364 assault rifles to an African-led military force to fight Islamic extremists in Mali. Elena Fysentzou says the Zastava assault rifles, currently in storage, can be "immediately available." Fysentzou said Friday that the Yugoslav-made weapons, which fire a 7.62 mm cartridge, may be delivered "as...

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