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Africa Subsaharan
Mali Islamists counter attack, promise France long war
2013-01-14
Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counteroffensive in Mali on Monday after four days of French air strikes on their northern strongholds, seizing the central town of Diabaly and promising to drag France into a brutal Afghanistan-style war.

France, which has poured hundreds of troops into the capital Bamako in recent days, carried out more air raids on Monday in the vast desert area seized last year by an Islamist alliance grouping al Qaeda's north African wing AQIM alongside Mali's home-grown MUJWA and Ansar Dine militant groups.

"France has opened the gates of hell for all the French," a spokesman for MUJWA, Oumar Ould Hamaha, told Europe 1 radio. "She has fallen into a trap which is much more dangerous than Iraq, Afghanistan or Somalia."
Posted by:tipper

#2  See also RELATED BIGNEWSNETWORK > MALI MILITANTS THREATEN AFGHAN-STYLE WAR.

* SAME > MALI REBELS WARN FRANCE ITS WAR WILL BE WORSE THAN AFGHANISTAN.

* SAME > MALI MILITANTS COUNTER-ATTACK, PROMISE LONG AFGHANISTAN-STYLE WAR.

versus

* WORLD NEWS > [Stars-n-Stripes] US MILITARY COULD BE DRAWN INTO MALI FIGHT.

Uh oh.

US to save France once again - WW1, WW2, KOrea hill battles, Diem Bien Phu = Vietnam War.

* CHINA DAILY FORUM > FRENCH AIRSTRIKES ON KILLING SPREE | [Arab News] 100 MILITANTS, FRENCH PILOT KILLED IN MALI VIOLENCE.

* TOPIX > FRENCH AIRSTRIKES KILL 100 AL-SHABAAB FIGHTERS IN [Kona] MALI.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-14 23:00  

#1  Screw it. Just flatten the place.
Posted by: tu3031   2013-01-14 21:27  

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