West Country soldiers in Mali

Soldiers from West Country based First Battalion The Rifles are in Mali training local troops for their war against Islamist rebels. The Ministry of Defence says they won't be drawn in to the fighting.

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West Country soldiers train Mali troops

The 21 men are all volunteers and will be in west Africa for ten weeks Credit: ITV News West Country

Soldiers from West Country based First Battalion The Rifles are in Mali training local troops for their war against Islamist rebels.

The Ministry of Defence says they won't be drawn in to the fighting. The 21 men are all volunteers and will be in west Africa for ten weeks.

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West Country soldiers train Mali troops

The 21 men are all volunteers and will be in west Africa for ten weeks Credit: ITV News West Country

Soldiers from West Country based First Battalion The Rifles are in Mali training local troops for their war against Islamist rebels.

The Ministry of Defence says they won't be drawn in to the fighting. The 21 men are all volunteers and will be in west Africa for ten weeks.

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