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2013-01-15 Africa Subsaharan
U.S. Officials See Extended French Campaign in Mali
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Posted by tipper 2013-01-15 19:01|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [257 views ]  Top

#1 Comment dire ┬ź quagmire ┬" en fran├žais?

"bourbier..."

Posted by M. Murcek 2013-01-15 20:04||   2013-01-15 20:04|| Front Page Top

#2 First the botched rescue operation in Somalia and now an extended campaign in Mali, is some Gallic comeupance in the cards?

And I love how they have limited press assess to their operations. Where are the protests, oh right they are not the US....
Posted by Rifle308  2013-01-15 21:16||   2013-01-15 21:16|| Front Page Top

#3 Bits leaking out now about a Mali junior officer who took the US Army MTT graduation certificate and then went over to AQ. Shades of SGT Doe in Liberia a few years back.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-15 21:19||   2013-01-15 21:19|| Front Page Top

#4 See also WAFF > FRANCE IS PUTTING BOOTS ON THE GROUND, 24-HOUR ]Air] BOMBING CAMPAIGN, RAF FERRIES FRENCH EQUIPMENT | [CBC News] FRANCE WILL DEPLOY 2,500 TROOPS IN MALI, 800 FRENCH SOLDIERS, INCLUDING SPECIAL FORCES, ALREADY IN MALI.

and

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > FRENCH "RAFALE" STRIKES
[+ GAZELLE light combat helos + MIRAGES] OVER MALI | RAFALES HARASS ISLAMIST TERROROIST GROUPS IN MALI.

* SAME > [Guardian.UK] MALIAN REBELS OVERRUN GARRISON TOWN + ADVANCE TOWARDS CAPITAL.

RELATED BHARAT RAKSHAK > MALI MILITANTS ADVANCE DESPITE FRENCH AIRSTRIKES.

* SAME > [Dawn.com] NATO BACKS FRANCE IN MALI, BUT SAYS NO [Alliance-level] AID REQUEST, as made by France.

Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-15 23:56||   2013-01-15 23:56|| Front Page Top

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