US Agrees to Refuel French Warplanes on Mali Mission

US Agrees to Refuel French Warplanes on Mali Mission

The Pentagon has agreed to refuel French warplanes that are currently conducting operations against Islamist militants in Mali, the US military said in a statement on Saturday.

President Barack Obama’s administration had previously been asked by France for refueling assistance and outgoing US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has now approved the request, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.

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