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Spain will contribute to the French-led European Union operation against Islamist militants in Mali by dispatching a Hercules military transport aircraft and as many as 50 military trainers, Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said Friday. continue reading »
France said Saturday it has deployed troops to Bamako protect its citizens living in Mali's capital and also announced the death of a French pilot during an air offensive launched to halt the advance of Islamist militants, who control much of that West African country's northern region. continue reading »
Salafist militant group Ansar al Din, a group affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, told Efe Saturday that it abducted a Spanish citizen in northern Mali earlier this week before freeing him 24 hours later. continue reading »