UK sends surveillance plane to Mali

The aircraft is in addition to two C-17 military transport aircraft Britain has already supplied.

UK sends surveillance plane to Mali

World Bulletin/News Desk

Britain is sending a Sentinel manned surveillance aircraft to Africa to back a French and Malian government campaign against  offensive in the west African country, the defence ministry said on Friday.

The aircraft is in addition to two C-17 military transport aircraft Britain has already supplied.

"We have now decided to deploy Sentinel, a surveillance capability that has proved its worth in Libya and on an ongoing basis for counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan," Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said in a statement.

"We have also agreed to continue to make available a C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft which has already provided important logistical support over recent days."

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