Germany Boosts Military Support for Mali
Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday approved deployment of 8 attack and transport helicopters and 350 additional troops to Mali as part of UN peacekeeping missions.
The deployed helicopters are set to replace those of the Dutch army and the additional military troops with service and maintain the fleet.
After the deployment of additional 350 soldiers, Germany will have some 1,000 soldiers in Mali taking part in the 15,000-strong U.N. mission that oversees a peace deal agreed in 2015 between the government and rebels.
The additional deployments will have to be approved by the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament.
The four attack helicopters and a similar number of transport machines will stay in Mali until mid-2018.
The cabinet has also approved the extension of a mission in northern Iraq, where some 150 soldiers have been training Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State. That mandate also requires parliamentary approval.
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