Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 The Tuaregs have collaborated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (originally the Algerian Salafist Group for Combat and Preaching, which expanded to broader north African operations and affiliation with al Q in January of 2007) for some time.
Back in December they sold two German hostages seized in Libya to AQIM in Mali - AQIM released a photo of the hostages on a Mauritanian news website shortly thereafter.
Posted by lotp 2012-04-02 16:51||
#2 The Maghreb seems like a fine place to send all the Muslims we aren't allowed to imprison anymore. If they stay there we'll all get along just fine.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-04-02 19:37||
#3 A Touareg rebel.
Posted by crosspatch 2012-04-02 20:30||