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January 16th, 2013
08:38 AM ET

Germany, Italy to aid French mission in Mali

Germany will contribute two transport planes to the French-led military offensive against Islamist rebels in Mali, the German Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.

Italy also is ready for "a logistical support operation" in the West African nation, Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said, according to the state-run ANSA news agency.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The help from Germany and Italy is a very good thing.
    I think that the USA should help France as much as we possibly can.

    January 16, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hide Behind

    THE me toos know not of gold, uranium, copper, rare minrrals,oil and bauxite, deposits of phosphates and diamond fields, ofbrutal corrupt leadrs put inplace bt euros and US who robbed and brutalized for their euro masters of economy that rule from the south by ethnicity ovrr the people of the north.
    ALL bow, and the cnn congregation says; "ME TOO!

    January 16, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    France stands isolated in the invasion of Mali. Its a token aid from germany & italy.
    The party of war here has started pressuring Pr.Obama to get involved. Hope good sense and wisdom prevails and this nation is spared yet more follies and madness.
    Its an African problem and theirs to solve.

    January 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the prophet

    Mankind and its invincibility in any situation, the clear signs of ignorance in its west full evolution

    January 17, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |