Czech Republic Sends Military Contingent to Mali

RIA Novosti
Saturday 16th March, 2013

WARSAW, March 17 (RIA Novosti) – The Czech Republic sent a group of 34 military servicemen to Mali to join a military operation against Islamist militants in the north of the country, Czech news agency CTK reported. The senate of the Czech Republic voted on Wednesday to send a contingent of 50 military servicemen to Mali for the term of 15 months. Their mission will officially begin in April. Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said his country’s soldiers would be deployed at military bases in Mali, but they would not be directly involved in combat actions. The West African nation o…

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