Danger Room: Mali Shadow War Now Being Fought From the Sky

13.01.13

Categorie: Africa, Air, David Axe, Extremists, France |
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by DAVID AXE

The international counterattack against Islamic militants in Mali ramped up over the weekend, with air strikes by French jets and gunship helicopters and a French-supported air-mobile assault by Malian troops into Islamist-held territory.

Heavy losses have been inflicted on our adversaries,” French president Francois Hollande said.

The attack, reportedly involving hundreds of French and Malian soldiers and airmen, came 10 months after al-Qaida-affiliated militants seized the northern half of the West African nation, including the historic city of Timbuktu, displacing tens of thousands and imposing harsh sharia law.

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