United States will provide military support to French Forces for the operation Serval Mali 1401134
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|Monday, January 14, 2013, 09:23 PM|
|United States will provide military support to French Forces for the operation Serval in Mali.|
The Pentagon is preparing to provide military support to French forces in their new fight against rebel militants in northern Mali, according to senior defense officials. The United States is considering a range of options to help, including sending cargo aircrafts to lift more French ground troops into Mali, providing air refueling tankers for French air combat patrols, and offering intelligence gleaned from aerial surveillance.
Two hundred soldiers of French army take a plane to be deployed in Bamako, Mali.
(January 13, 2013)
Earlier Monday, Canada announced its intent to send a C-17 military transport plane to assist with the French campaign. The Canadians were careful to say their role will not include direct involvement in the conflict and that the aircraft is on loan for one week.