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Posted by Fred 2013-01-29 00:00||
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File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa
#1 The splintering was one reason the French were able to take Gao and Timbukto quickly.
IIUC, there were, as of a few days ago, six different jihadist groups. They each had different component of Arab vs non Arabs and had different ideas on autonomy vs national takeover vs caliphate. In addition there were some crucial difference on who would get what loot and women and whether to take over small business or merely extort.
Posted by lord garth 2013-01-29 15:28||