Offiziere.ch: Chaos in Wake of Mali Coup

04.04.12

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U.S. Special Forces train Mali army troops in 2007. Army photo.

U.S. Special Forces train Mali army troops in 2007. Army photo.

by DAVID AXE

Mali, once a strong ally of the U.S. in the fight against Islamic terrorists, is in chaos.

The Economic Community of West African States has imposed sanctions on Mali following a military coup last month that toppled the tiny West African country’s elected government.

There are gasoline shortages and power and water outages.

The March coup by U.S.-trained army Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo opened the door for an alliance of separatists and Islamic rebels in the country’s north to capture wide swaths of territory from the in-flux government. The captured regions includes the city of Timbuktu.

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One Response to “Offiziere.ch: Chaos in Wake of Mali Coup”

  1. ptc says:

    Wow, Mali regular troops are still rocking the SKS?

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