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AP Interview: Cameron wants UK to remain in EU

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2013 at 10:15 am •  Published: January 24, 2013

In the interview with The AP, Cameron also ruled out the prospect of sending British combat troops to Mali. However, he said Britain will offer more help to a French-led force that is battling Islamist extremists who are threatening a swath of northwest Africa.

"We're not going to get involved in sending combat troops to Mali. That isn't the role we're going to play," he said.

Britain is supporting the operation with C-17 transport planes and logistics support, and British trainers will help Nigerian and other West African troops provide security in the region, he said.

"We'll be giving the (French) other assistance as well," he added, without elaborating.