French troops in Mali may top 2 500

2013-01-19 18:57

Paris - France's total troop count on the ground in Mali could top the 2 500 initially announced, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday.

Le Drian, speaking on France 3 television about the military intervention Paris launched last week to repel Islamist rebels, said that the French troop count on the ground in the African former colony had now reached 2 000.

Asked about the total expected deployment on the ground in Mali, Le Drian replied: "2 500 is what was initially announced, maybe that will be exceeded."

  • mikel.kiparski.7 - 2013-01-19 20:50


      Morgan Twabi - 2013-01-20 08:55

      Sies intruders Thy shuld had added ths uselss effort on thier home ground , us africans we tired of alliens..

  • gembleton1 - 2013-01-20 10:14

    But did Mali want to get rid of it Colonialist French oppressors, oh sorry when the doo hits the fan the colonialist are great because they bring Pease, go fig only in Africa.

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2013-01-20 15:22

    Blow them to Allah ha ha

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