U.S. supports sending NATO advisers to Darfur: report

The United States supports a proposal to send several hundred NATO advisors to Sudan's Darfur region to help the African Union peacekeeping mission, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The proposal, under consideration within the NATO, requires fewer than 500 NATO advisers, including some U.S. troops, the newspaper said, citing unnamed Bush administration officials.

The advisers would be sent to the African Union headquarters units to assist in logistics, communications, intelligence and other activities, but would not engage directly on the ground operations, the newspaper said.

The African Union's poorly equipped troops in Darfur have been unable to stop violence.

Source: Xinhua

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