UK rejects combat role in Mali after Algeria crisis

By REUTERS
January 21, 2013 15:18

 
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LONDON - Britain said on Monday it would not take any combat role in Mali and played down the prospect of military intervention in the wider region despite mounting concerns about Islamist extremism.

Prime Minister David Cameron was due to update parliament at 3:30 p.m. (1530 GMT) on Monday on the Algeria hostage crisis, after saying last week that Britain would do everything it could to "hunt down" those responsible.

"Clearly in Mali at the moment there is a military response involving French forces supporting the Malian government. We very much support the French in that," Cameron's spokesman said about the French intervention against Islamist rebels.

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