Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Military experts from Africa, the United Nations and Europe prepare for war in Mali

Military experts from Africa, the United Nations and Europe have drawn up preliminary plans to recapture northern Mali from al Qaeda-linked rebels, African officials said on Tuesday.

A source with knowledge of the plan said it will involve a force of more than 4,000 personnel, mostly from West African countries.

"Every military option will be used - ground and air," the source said, asking not to be named.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/06/us-mali-crisis-idUSBRE8A50UO20121106