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U.S. Begins Transporting French Troops, Equipment to Mali

Posted By Adan On January 22, 2013 @ 1:03 pm In Old Infowars Posts Style,Tile,World at War | Comments Disabled

January 22, 2013

The United States has started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

Paris has launched a military campaign against Islamist fighters in Mali at the request of the Malian government, amid fears the vast desert country could become a launchpad for international attacks.

“We have started air lifting French army personnel and equipment to Bamako from Istres,” said Benjamin Benson, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).

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