British Troops In West Africa: Training Local Forces To Fight Terror

Growing concern about the rise of violent terrorist groups in west Africa has prompted British forces to step up its training and mentoring of regional partners.

It comes as UK troops prepare for a 250-strong deployment to Mali in the summer.

Forces News has been to Senegal to see British servicemen training African partners to fight on the frontline against terror.

UK personnel in the region are primarily engaged in training rather than deploying themselves.

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Source: Forces Net