A Plan To Defeat Al Qaeda In Mali

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    by War News Updates Editor @ War News Updates: A Plan To Defeat Al Qaeda In Mali

    Graphic showing the areas of Mali which are now controlled by AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb)

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    Finally, A Plan To Prise Mali From al-Qaeda's Grip -- David Blair, Daily Telegraph

    The strategy for how to prise northern Mali from al-Qaeda’s grip is slowly emerging. By the end of this year, the Security Council will probably decide to authorise the deployment of an African force consisting of 6,000 troops, funded and supported by the West. Half the soldiers will come from Mali’s national army and half from other African countries. America, France and Britain will supply logistics and intelligence. The force will probably be ready to go into action some time next year. But don’t expect the northern deserts of Mali, which “al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb” (AQIM) and its local allies captured in March, to be freed any time soon.

    Finally, a plan to prise Mali from al-Qaeda's grip – Telegraph Blogs
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    My Comment: Considering the vast region that al-Qaeda now controls, I suspect that it will take a long time to 'kick-out' Al Qaeda's soldiers and their sympathizers.

    Is this gonna be another Libya for the USA?
     
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    Huzzah! For our side. May they slaughter those that would kill for a God.
     
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    So...Al-Queda is on the run, huh Obama?
     
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    American C-17's helpin' airlift French troops...
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    Mali conflict: US begins French troop airlifts
    22 January 2013 - The US C17s are helping to move heavy, bulky equipment to Mali from France
     
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    EU in Mali for the long haul...

    EU must stay in Mali to end security threat: top official
    Sat, Jan 26, 2013 - Europe will have to stay in Mali for the long haul as military victory alone cannot remove the security threat looming in the EU&#8217;s backyard, the bloc&#8217;s counter-terror coordinator Gilles de Kerchove said.
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    AU Security Council Calls for More Troops in Mali
    January 25, 2013
    ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA &#8212; The African Union Peace and Security Council says more troops are needed for the African military force being deployed in Mali. The AU security council Friday called on African countries to deploy the soldiers quickly.


     
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    Humanitarian crisis developing in Mali, France gonna bug out in March...
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    Oxfam Warns of Growing Food Crisis in Northern Mali
    February 04, 2013 - The international aid group Oxfam warns the food situation in northern Mali is very critical following the recent military operations.
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    ‘Stand by us,’ Mali urges world
    Wed, Feb 06, 2013 - Mali urged the international community to stand by its side to drive out Islamist extremists from its territory as the UN, the African Union and other global players met in Brussels yesterday.
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    French FM: French Troops to Leave Mali in March
    February 05, 2013 - France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius says French troops will start pulling out of Mali next month if, as he says, "all goes as planned."
     
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    The US and its allies will defeat themselves? Last I knew, Al Queda is the creation of the US and its allies.
     
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    Bullshit.
     
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    That really is stupid beyond belief.
     
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    The Mouse that roared...
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    Europe to Pledge $650 Million to Help Mali Rebuild
    May 14, 2013 — The European Union will pledge more than $650 million to help Mali rebuild after its conflict, ahead of a major international donors' conference in Brussels Wednesday.
     

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