The British military advisers in Sierra Leone have set up an HQ for coordinating
U.N. military operations against the rebels, says a report published in London
on Tuesday. Mainly Russian Mi-24 helicopters were selected to provide air
coverage to the U.N. troops in that country. Some of them have already been
delivered to Sierra Leone through the United Nations.
The helicopter fleet now consists there of five Russian-made combat helicopters
of the Mi-24 type. The British military have found Mi-24 choppers to be the best
combat machines due to their very powerful armaments. They are being used to
track down rebels and to strike at their bases.