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How have you created the project you are working in? Did you use a Maven archetype?
Is your aim to run Mule embedded in the web application or embedded in web application container to which you are to deploy your Mule application?
Are you able to compile the project, using Maven, without any errors (i.e. just execute "mvn compile")?