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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 str


Added: Jan-15-2013 Occurred On: Jan-15-2013
By: wrano
World News
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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