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Mali Islamists gain ground despite French airstrikes
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This ain't good news for sure. Let's only hope that this is momentary and that the advance of the Wahhabis won't last long ...


Original source:By Rukmini Callimachi And Baba Ahmed, January 14, 2013 11:00 PM

Despite a punishing aerial bombardment by French warplanes, al-Qaida-linked insurgents grabbed more territory in Mali on Monday, seizing a strategic military camp that brought them far closer to the government's seat of power.

Declaring France had "opened the gates of hell" with its assault, the rebels threatened retribution.

"France ... has fallen into a trap much more dangerous than Iraq, Afghanistan or Somalia," declared Omar Ould Hamaha, a leader of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, one of the rebel groups controlling the north, speaking on French radio network Europe 1.

French fighter jets have been pummeling the insurgents' desert stronghold in the north since Friday, determined to shatter the Islamist domination of a region many fear could become a launch pad for terrorist attacks on the West and a base for co-ordination with al-Qaida in Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.

The Islamist fighters responded with a counter-offensive Monday, overrunning the garrison town of Diabaly, about 160 kilometres north of Segou, the administrative capital of central Mali, said French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

The French embassy in Bamako immediately ordered the evacuation of the roughly 60 French nationals in the Segou region, said a French citizen who insisted on anonymity out of fear for her safety.

France expanded its aerial bombing campaign, launching airstrikes for the first time in central Mali to combat the new threat. But the intense assault, including raids by gunship helicopters and Mirage fighter jets, failed to halt the advance of the rebels, who were 400 kilometres from the capital, Bamako, in the far south.

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Added: Jan-15-2013 Occurred On: Jan-15-2013
By: wrano
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Tags: Mali, Azawad, Ansar Dine, AQIM, Foreign Legion, France, War, Wahhabism, Islamism, Middle Ages, Diabaly, Touareg
Location: Segou, Segou, Mali (load item map)
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  • There needs to be a total wipeout of these jihadist scum-no prisoners.Send the message around the world that we from the west will eradicate these extremist scum !

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    • @tonycc No way, right on you'd be receiving a shitstorm of dimwits shouting that you are denying them the humans rights that pigslamists will deny you when the time comes to behead you or flog you

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    • @Batarian

      I don't know. Non-Muslim troops have killed thousands and thousands of the buggers around the world and it doesn't look like it's stopping any time soon.

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    • @tonycc

      It's hard to kill people who welcome death. As bad as this sounds, you need to go after their family, houses, property, etc. I know it sounds just as bad them, killing their famil and burning there property, but these aren't normal people that you are fighting.

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    • @tonycc no offence irish but what about all your extremists? can we eradicate all of those too or just the little brown ones? btw i am in no way political over the irish issue, i dont care, infact i found the recent riots comedy gold over a bloody flag, some of your lot need to grow up.

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  • There's going to be a lot of dead jihad's in the coming weeks, once the French and Africans co-ordinate themselves.

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  • the main reason behind the French intervention in Mali is to promote their Rafales to the GCC countries, but we dont give a fuck about their fighter jets.

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    • @ApotheosisOfMe
      Hey why buy French jets when we have our American slaves to give us whatever we want ?! lol.

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    • @Lucifer511 never bite the hand...

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    • @ApotheosisOfMe
      you see i told you, you are our favorite slaves, you give us money and weapons, now you are our #1 slaves in the past it was the british but now the british are #2, lol, so congratulations on that achievement, speaking of women, how many women got sexually assaulted in your country today ?

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  • I'm starting to like the French.......

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    • @Pubichair completely!

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  • @sidaike I don't think you are French you just opened LL account ,French soldiers are good soldiers and France will send there foreign legion who are very well trained and kick their ass.

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  • Our SFs are on way to make interviews in Diabali.

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    • @fookalah

      It's a wrong understanding, not quite surprised about that.

      It's a complex conflict, with many factions, some shifted sides just recently.

      I hope France can stop it but it will be very hard.

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  • On the news this morning,the UK,Canada and the U.S. are helping the French now.Mostly support and intel.

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  • So now we are awaiting car-strike on capital of France?!
    These frogs are idiots 60% of them are black Muslims so they are already under invasion it will be really easy to do bad stuff in France!

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  • Al-jazeera wrote this. They'll spin it for radical muslims no matter what, they could be nuked and al-jazeera will say they are re-grouping.

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    • @Die Humans

      Although, to be frank and exact, this article/info was transmitted/published by AP - I think that Al-Jazeera only recycled this ...

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    • @wrano

      Al-jazeera reporters..reported the story, it is recycled by everyone, trust me, they were in Mali long before anyone else, they go where the terrorists go.

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    • @Die Humans

      Oh, there's no doubt about that ...

      But I need to give credit to their channel Al Jazeera Balkans - the only balanced local media outlet in ex Yugoslavia ...

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  • The US has approved military support for the French in Mali...

    Just a few more countries and we can call it WW3!

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  • they are against the French...the same people that leave behind a wounded soldier in Somalia..

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  • US will probably get in on the action and help out with drone strikes.

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  • Soon to be dead man on the picture.

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  • With a desert terrain,and control of the sky.It should be a Turkey shoot.Ground troops go in mop up any stragglers.The only restraint should be the logistics of getting enough ordnance.

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  • These terrorist don't have any chance...

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  • It's one to takr ground, it's a whole other ball game to hold it.

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  • I knew the French would f*ck this up!!! Call the Foreign Legion quick!!!

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  • Yeah,, well guess what? There are no bullet factories in Mali.
    Someone is selling them bullets.
    It's all about making money.
    All these assholes in the middle east and other areas with the RPGS - they don't have their own factories to produce them.
    People are getting rich off of supplying these conflicts.

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  • Just the media hyping it up for ratings, this is immediately in the aftermath of a few air strikes, the French haven't gone all in on this one by far.

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  • This should be plain old fun for the French. They should be contracting some of this fun out for a price! I'm sure we American wouldn't mind getting in there and basting a couple of these fools!

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  • the religion of peace is spreading..

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