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Niger’s military rulers accuse France of breaching air space

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Niger’s military leaders accused France of breaching a ban on the country’s air space, a charge that came on the eve of a West African summit following a coup two weeks earlier.

A French military aircraft “deliberately cut off all contact with air traffic control on entering our air space,” from 6:39-11:15 am (0539-1015 GMT) on Wednesday, the regime said in a statement read on national TV.

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