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Germany Sends Troops to Mali

Germany's cabinet agreed on Tuesday to send up to 330 armed military personnel to Mali to train its troops and provide logistics and transport for French and West African soldiers fighting Islamist rebels.

The German mission, which still needs the approval of the Bundestag lower house of parliament, would not be allowed to take part in any fighting, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement.

France sent military forces to Mali in January to halt a push by rebels linked to al Qaeda that Western powers feared could turn the West African country into a springboard for further attacks.

Source: Reuters. Read full article. (link)

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  • Hugh Akston||

    You know who else sent German troops to North Africa?

  • Sevo||

    So do you rekon the French will fly the new battle flag (white cross on white background) when the Germans show up?

  • Sevo||

    Oh, and:
    "You know who else sent German troops to North Africa?"
    FDR? Churchill? Eisenhower? Il Duce? And someone else...

  • Lyle||

    Achtung!

  • homme nike air max TN||

    Bundestag lower house of parliament, would not be allowed to take part in any fighting, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement

  • LTC(ret) John||

    We always said we would be back

    /Afrika Korps

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