January 23, 2013
The Mess in Mali
Japan Times, Japan Times
The Saharan region of Africa is increasingly lawless, with jihadi forces gathering and strengthening in a virtual no-man’s land. Fighters and weapons from Libya and other battlefields such as Afghanistan and Iraq have flooded the area. They get money from kidnapping foreigners and protecting drug traffickers.
TAGGED: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, France, Mali, Africa