'They will back up the state police and the Carabinieri,' Nicola Mancino, the Interior Minister, said. The troops will have the power to arrested any mafiosi they find.
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ROME (Reuter) - Galvanised by the killing of Paolo Borsellino, a top anti-Mafia judge, the Italian government decided yesterday to send 7,000 troops to Sicily in the biggest use of the armed forces against organised crime on the island in 40 years.