Mali gets warplanes, drones from Russia, Turkey

March 17, 2023

Turkish Minute:

Mali’s military rulers took delivery on Thursday of more aircraft from Russia, now its main military and political ally, as well as drones from Turkey, according to an AFP correspondent.

Mali’s air force chief, General Alou Boi Diarra, said he had received around 20 aircraft and a dozen drones at a ceremony attended by the head of the country’s junta, Colonel Assimi Goita, as well as Russian and Turkish diplomats.

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