Niger (yes, right next to Mali) to host US drones
Niger's president has agreed to let the US use the countrywhich borders Malias a base for surveillance drones, a source tells Reuters.
The drones would be used to spy on militants with al-Qaeda ties in Mali and the Sahara as a whole, according to the insider, who says President Mahamadou Issoufou didn't hesitate to approve yesterday's request.
Reuters reports drones could end up being stationed in the deserts of the country's north, which abuts Algeria and Libya as well.
Posted by: Besoeker 2013-01-29