Germany is sending in reinforcements to assist the small, ill-equipped Malian Army in preventing the spread of Islam.
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Germany to Send Up to 330 Soldiers to Mali
February 20, 2013 • From theTrumpet.com
Germany has ramped up its involvement in the Middle East, sending up to 330 troops to assist in the EU Mali mission to prevent the spread of Islam.
Germany will send up to 330 soldiers to Mali, the German cabinet agreed on February 19. Up to 180 of these will go as part of the EU’s mission to train Mali’s army. The other 150 will go to provide logistical support for African and French troops fighting in the area.
In the short term, Germany is planning to send 80 military specialists, according to Deutsche Welle, which will include doctors, engineers and paramedics.
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