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January 15th, 2013
09:03 PM ET

White House supports fight in Mali: U.S. to assist France in offensive against militants

France ramping up its offensive against Islamist militants tonight, tripling its troops on the ground to 800 and getting support from another 1,700 French soldiers in the region.

The offensive against al-Qaeda linked militants trying to take over the country got full support from the White House today.

"We share the French goal of denying terrorists a safe haven in the region, and we support the French operation.  We are supporting the French by sharing information and we are considering requests for logistical support," said Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary.

Townsend : No U.S. boots in Mali

But is the offensive working and will the U.S. have to get more involved?

Erin Burnett spoke to ITN's Lindsey Hilsum, who is in the capital, Bamako and she asked her how the French are doing in the fight against the militants.


Filed under: International • Mali
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  1. Jal

    Love Lindsey. She publicly announces how the Islamists have exposed themselves outside of the Towns, and not hiding in the towns. Why would you educate the other side how they are exposing themselves? What an idiot.

    January 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Reply

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