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An RAF plane lands in Mali to help France fight against al Qaeda-backed
rebels, but the UK says it has no plans for ground troops.An RAF
transport aircraft loaded with French armoured vehicles has touched down
in conflict-stricken Mali to help the fight against Islamist
rebels.French forces have been carrying out air attacks on the al
Qaeda-backed rebels in the West African state in recent days.The UK has
offered two C-17 Globemaster transport planes to help out, but the
Foreign Office has said there are no plans to deploy British ground
forces.The National Security Council will meet in London later but
ministers insist the UK is only providing "limited logistical support".
One aircraft has already landed and a second C-17 is due to leave
shortly after suffering a "minor technical fault" in Paris.Speaking in
Abu Dhabi, French President Francois Hollande told Sky News: "We hav

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Added: Jan-15-2013 Occurred On: Jan-15-2013
By: CptSpaulding
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Tags: French, Airstrikes, in, Mali
Location: Mali (load item map)
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