Skip to comments.Europe to send 400 special forces to Mali
Posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:40 AM PST by JerseyanExile
West African leaders met on Sunday in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, to put the final touches to a military plan drawn up with input from the EU and the United Nations. The mission, expected to launch early next year, will be made up of as many as 3,300 troops, most of them from Mali but with reinforcements from Niger, Burkina Faso and other African nations.
We expect that there will be support from the EU in the order of 200 to 400 military support troops to help train the African Union force, one European diplomat with knowledge of the proceedings said.
The soldiers would mostly be tasked with training local forces and would not take part in fighting, the diplomat added.
Ansar Dine, an Islamist militia with ties to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, seized territory the size of France in Malis north after a military coup in March that ousted the government in the capital, Bamako.
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Although the concept is ridiculed by liberal media, Islamists believe in the domino effect.
we’re gonna make Mali safe for democracy...!
Aint it grand....?!!!
Why the need to use that language on a public forum of conservatives?
Tell the mod if you want, don’t nag me.
I’m surprised “Europe” can even field hundreds of special forces.
They have lots of good Special Operations people and elite units.
Yes, and little to no will to use them. I don’t doubt the bravery of individuals who make up those units, it’s their politicians who spead lies and smear our military efforts who then think nothing of killing a few thousand foreigners when it suits them. And, as usual, the media says NOTHING.
The Brits and the French seem to stay pretty active.