RAF planes head for Mali as France steps up assault on rebels
The first British war planes sent to assist French military strikes against Islamist rebels in Mali arrived in France last night, where they will be loaded with equipment before flying to Africa today.
The unarmed RAF C-17 Globemaster aircraft may be followed to Mali by UK personnel to help train troops, Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said, as France launched air strikes on northern targets.
The action followed talks on Saturday night between David Cameron and President François Hollande.....Read more
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