Agence France-PresseFebruary 5, 2013 02:30
The United States has run 30 flights in support of France's efforts in Mali, a US defense spokesman said late Monday.
"As of Sunday (February 3), US Air Force C-17s had completed 30 flights transporting approximately 610 personnel and 760 tons of equipment and supplies. This effort began on January 21," said spokesman Major Rob Firman.
"Since aerial refueling began January 27, the US Air Force has flown nine missions and offloaded 360,000 pounds of fuel to French aircraft," he added.