Mali Rebels Advance After French Airstikes, Many Deaths of Civilians, Rebels, And One French Pilot Killed

What are the roots of the current problems in Mali? Watch the video below, uploaded August 28, 2012 by Journeyman Pictures.

 

Al-Qaeda’s New Homeland – Mali

 

Mali Rebels Gain Ground Despite French Fighting

 

Despite intensive aerial bombardments by French warplanes, Islamist insurgents grabbed more territory in Mali on Monday and got much closer to the capital, French and Malian authorities said. (Jan. 14)

 

Mali Mess: France drags US & UK into intervention quagmire

Britain has sent one of its cargo warplanes to Mali to back the French-led military campaign against Islamist rebels there. London says that more help is to follow, with Washington also pledging its assistance. The French military has been involved in combat action in the west African nation since Friday – in trouble which some see as blowback from the allies’ recent interventions in the region. Russia Today Full Story.

 

France seeks allies in Mali operation

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday that it was not France’s intention to continue to act alone in Mali, as a joint Malian-French military operation to retake the country’s Islamist-controlled north entered its fourth day. France24 Full Story.

New York Times- Malian Rebels Take Town and Vow to Avenge French Attack

French pilot killed in helicopter raid

The Telegraph- Britain to send military transport planes to assist Mali operation

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