MAURITANIA: Mauritanian armed forces were placed on high alert along the border with Mali. The president says the country would not take part in the fighting in northern Mali. The Mauritanian army had conducted raids in 2010 and 2011 against the bases of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb in northern Mali.
NIGER: Will send 500 troops.
NIGERIA: Will send about 900 troops, including a company of 190 expected to leave in the next 24 hours.
SENEGAL: Will send 500 troops.
TOGO: Will send 500 troops.
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