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UK military personnel sent to Mali

The UK is to deploy about 350 military personnel to Mali and West Africa to support French forces, No 10 has said.

This includes up to 40 military advisers who will train soldiers in Mali and 200 British soldiers to be sent to neighbouring African countries to assist in the training of the army.

Britain has offered a roll-on, roll-off ferry to transport equipment to the French force in Mali.

It said the UK was doing what it could to support the French mission.

Norman Smith reports from Westminster.

  • 29 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK
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