Obama approves $50 million to assist France in Mali

US has provided refueling services and airlift support for French forces

From AP:  The United States has been supporting the French military’s operations in northern Mali by providing refueling services for French forces and airlift support for French and Chadian forces.

Obama issued a memorandum to the State and Defense departments Monday advising them of his directive to use the $50 million. The State Department already had notified Congress of Obama’s intent to tap Pentagon funds.  (photo: EPA)

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