January 23, 2013

The Mess in Mali

Japan Times, Japan Times

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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.

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TAGGED: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, France, Mali, Africa

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