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    West African troops in Mali to aid in French mission

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The US has agreed to a French request for airlift capacity to help France move its troops and equipment to Mali. The first West African troops have also arrived in the country. They are there under a UN security resolution to help the fight against rebels in the country's north. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from the capital Bamako.