Germany to send more military trainers to Mali

Germany will raise the number of military personnel it can send to Mali to provide support to France.

Germany to send more military trainers to Mali

World Bulletin / News Desk

Germany's government agreed on Wednesday to raise the number of military personnel it can send to Mali to provide support to a French-led operations such as troop transport flights and training.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet raised the limit to 250 personnel from 180, spokesman Steffen Seibert said. They would not engage in combat operations and parliament had still to approve the decision.

Germany generally provides logistical supports rather than firepower to overseas missions.

Almost 5,000 German personnel are currently involved in nine international missions, including more than 3,000 in Afghanistan, mostly working on training local security forces.

Last Mod: 06 Şubat 2014, 09:48
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