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US pledges USD 60 million to regional Sahel force

The United States will pledge USD 60 million to support the new G5 Sahel regional counter-terrorism force.

Published: 30th October 2017 06:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2017 06:56 PM   |  A+A-

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Photo | AP)

By AFP

WASHINGTON: The United States will pledge USD 60 million to support the new G5 Sahel regional counter-terrorism force, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday, ahead of UN talks on the operation.

"This is a fight we must win, and these funds will play a key role in achieving that mission," he said, describing G5 members Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger as "regional partners."



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