16 Jan '13, 3pm

Vintage 2004-era press release of U.S. SOF training efforts in Timbuktu, Mali.

Vintage 2004-era press release of U.S. SOF training efforts in Timbuktu, Mali.

Special Forces Support Pan Sahel Initiative in Africa By 1st Lt. Phillip Ulmer, USAF Special to American Forces Press Service TIMBUKTU, Mali, March 8, 2004 – Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Stuttgart, Germany, are training African soldiers along the outer reaches of the Sahara Desert in support of the global war on terrorism. Special Forces training teams from Special Operations Command Europe are in Bamako, Gao and Timbuktu, Mali; and Atar, Mauritania in northwestern Africa to provide foreign internal defense training for the Pan Sahel Initiative, a U.S. State Department security assistance program. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) teach mounted infantry tactics to soldiers from the Malian Army in Timbuktu, Mali, as part of the Pan Sahel Initiative. The initiative is a State Department pr...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=27112

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