Mali: Britain Sends in the Troops to Bolster Fight Against Islamist 'Terrorists'

International Business Times UK - 29 January 2013 - From Umberto Bacchi

The UK is ready to deploy up to 330 military personnel in Mali and other West African countries to support the French and international efforts against Islamist groups in the region.

Secretary of state for defence Philip Hammond explained that no combat forces will be deployed but the contingent is made of military advisers and training personnel. (continue reading...)