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French planes pound Islamist
camps in northern Mali desert

Reuters, by Elena Berton & Tiemoko Diallo*

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/3/2013 8:57:46 AM

Paris/Bamako - French warplanes pounded Islamist rebel camps in the far north of Mali, military sources said, hours after French President Francois Hollande visited the West African country.Thierry Burkhard, spokesman for the French army in Paris, said on Sunday the overnight raids targeted logistics bases and training camps used by the al Qaeda-linked rebels to the north of the desert town of Kidal. "These were important air strikes," Burkhard told Reuters. He said the bombing raids took place around the settlement of Tessalit, close to the Algerian border, one of the main gateways into the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains

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*(Additional reporting by David Lewis in Timbuktu; Writing by Daniel Flynn)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/3/2013 9:02:46 AM     (No. 9155515)

Hey Obama, this is how it´s done.
Imagine the French doing it right!
We should flatten Afghanistan, salt the fields and get the heck out.
Obama needs to man up and untie the hands of our military.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: altoona, 2/3/2013 9:11:11 AM     (No. 9155531)

Le jour de gloire est arrive´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 2/3/2013 10:29:48 AM     (No. 9155654)

Very impressive. The Algerians want to try to find a political solution for the Tuaregs. This could be an area where they could be of great assistance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muggins, 2/3/2013 10:34:39 AM     (No. 9155666)

Radical Islamists are the enemy of mankind. So, leaving Afghanistan is a big mistake. It is a splendid place to find Rad. Islamists and kill them. Good show, les Francais. Take no prisoners.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 2/3/2013 11:24:39 AM     (No. 9155741)

Thank you to the French! You´re doing a big job Obama won´t do.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 2/3/2013 3:16:20 PM     (No. 9156093)

Much can be accomplished when your President is not buddies with the enemy and making rules of engagement that help them. Islamic militants could be crippled if not for our back room weapon deals and free giveaways from our treasury. Apparently the FRENCH president has a full set ofballs.

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