War

Canada Contributes a Cargo Plane to Mali Effort

A whole plane?

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OTTAWA — Canada is contributing one of its large C-17 military cargo planes to deliver supplies to the capital of Mali after a request from France.

But Prime Minister Stephen Harper insists no Canadian Forces personnel will be involved in any combat action in the landlocked West African country.

An al-Qaeda linked group has taken control of the northern part of Mali and is making gains towards the south.