15 January 2013

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US vows aid for Mali battle but 'no boots on ground'

The United States stands ready to support France's military assault on Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels in Mali -- but without putting any US troops on the ground, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday. Washington is determined to prevent north African armed jihadist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) setting up a base in Mali, and is discussing with France how it can support its efforts, he said.




US vows aid for Mali battle but 'no boots on ground' (via AFP)
The United States stands ready to support France's military assault on Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels in Mali -- but without putting any US troops on the ground, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday. Washington is determined to prevent north African armed jihadist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic…



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