UK ready to further boost French war


British Prime Minister David Cameron says London is ready to offer more military and logistic aid to the French war in the West African country of Mali.

According to AFP, addressing a parliament session on Monday, Cameron said that the UK government’s National Security Council will hold a meeting on the issue later on Tuesday.
Britain has already sent two C17 transport planes to support the French war.
Cameron added that Britain is now considering sending “other transport and surveillance assets” such as drones to Mali.
The United States, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark have already said they would support the French war.
On January 11, France launched the war under the pretext of halting the advance of the fighters in Mali.
On Monday, French and Malian troops seized the towns of Diabaly and Douentza in central Mali.
France’s Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Canada and Germany had offered vital aid for the attack on the towns. On Sunday, the French defense minister told French media, “The goal is the total re-conquest of Mali.”

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