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Monday, January 14, 2013

British plane to fly to Mali to support French effort against al-Qaeda

Britain has thrown its support behind French efforts to halt an advance by al-Qaeda affiliated rebels in Mali.

The C-17 was the first of two planes to be deployed to the west African country where insurgents had been pushing south from their northern base against the Mali government.

Downing Street has stressed no UK troops would engage in combat operations in Mali, but the transport planes would provide logistical assistance.