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Troops go to war on poachers.

Byline: CHRIS HUGHES reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

MORE British troops are being sent to Africa to boost efforts to stop cruel animal poaching.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson yesterday announced the expansion of the UK's counter-poaching training to two parks in Malawi.

It doubles the number of rangers mentored by British soldiers to 120.

Williamson said: "Poaching is a horrific and cruel trade that is putting the very existence of this planet's most majestic wildlife in jeopardy."

He added: "Our brave armed forces are the best in the world and are playing their part in putting an end to this sickening and illegal industry."

The British troops will train park rangers in tracking, infantry skills and bushcraft.

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