A French airman (center) talks with British military personnel at the French army base in Evreux, 56 miles north of Paris, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, before the takeoff the British C17 transport plane en route to Mali. British military equipment was readied for deployment in Mali on Monday as international intervention in the African country increased following advances in the north by Islamic extremists with reported links to al Qaeda. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Photo by: Michel Euler

A French airman (center) talks with British military personnel at the French army base in Evreux, 56 miles north of Paris, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, before the takeoff the British C17 transport plane en route to Mali. British military equipment was readied for deployment in Mali on Monday as international intervention in the African country increased following advances in the north by Islamic extremists with reported links to al Qaeda. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)