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Germany draws line at carrying French ammo to Mali

Germany draws line at carrying French ammo to Mali

Germany won't transport ammunition to help France with its military intervention in Mali.
The Defense Ministry confirmed a report Monday by Der Spiegel that Germany has a "red card holder" stationed at a joint airbase in the Netherlands whose job is to make sure French arms aren't being loaded onto German planes.
The move comes despite German government assurances that it would consider providing "logistical" support to France in its effort to stop the advance of Islamist militants against the Malian government.
Der Spiegel reported that two German military transport planes being dispatched to ferry African soldiers to Mali will, however, carry medical supplies for French troops to the country.


Updated : 2021-01-20 11:42 GMT+08:00