Pentagon weighs Mali options, including intel sharing
WASHINGTON Jan 11 (Reuters) - The Pentagon is weighing options in Mali following French air strikes on Friday against Islamist rebels, including intelligence-sharing with France and logistics support, a U.S. official told Reuters.
"Discussions are ongoing," the official said on condition of anonymity.
Western governments, particularly former colonial power France, voiced alarm after the al Qaeda-linked rebel alliance captured the central Malian town of Konna on Thursday, a gateway towards the capital of Bamako 375 miles (600 km) farther south.
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