February 5, 2013

Has Al-Qaeda Been Defeated in Mali?

Bruce Crumley, Time

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The continued assault Monday by French air forces against Islamist targets in the remote reaches of northern Mali served as a new reminder of how remarkably fast and far the Franco-Malian counter-offensive has advanced since beginning Jan. 11.

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