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France bombs Islamists in north Mali
BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/10/2014 11:53:39 AM

French forces have bombed Islamist militant positions in northern Mali. Four or five bombs were dropped in the Esssakane region, west of the city of Timbuktu on Sunday morning, the BBC´s Alex Duval Smith in Mali reports. The UN has said al-Qaeda militants were active in the area. Last month Timbuktu airport came under rocket attack. France intervened in Mali in January last year to try to drive out al-Qaeda-linked groups, which had taken over the north of the country. Last month the French government said it was setting up a new military operation to stop the emergence of jihadist groups in the Sahel region of Africa.

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Lest 0bama and other fools in political power forget that Al Qaeda, no matter what branch, is going worldwide, is deadly and won´t be stopped easily. It takes more that sweat and tears. It´ll take our battlefield superiority and the will to use it (and other Western nations).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 8/10/2014 12:27:09 PM     (No. 9960466)

They had better watch it or Parisian cars will burn.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 8/10/2014 1:52:36 PM     (No. 9960566)

Viva la France!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/10/2014 2:14:15 PM     (No. 9960589)

And this is under a Socialist president even. That is encouraging.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pessimist, 8/10/2014 7:16:30 PM     (No. 9960804)

I hope the French, arbiters of "proportionality" when it comes to Israel protecting her citizens, have taken care to ensure that not one (1) innocent civilian is injured. Why, the U.N. might get excited.

But somehow, I don´t think so.

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