Sunday, 24 February 2013

U.S. has deployed drone in Niger to provide intelligence collection to French Forces in Mali

U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday, February 22, 2013, that his country has deployed about 100 military personnel to the West African country of Niger. Obama said the deployment "will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali and with other partners in the region."
An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft prepares for takeoff in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (Credit photo U.S. Air Force)

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