Mali wasn’t the final act

The fighters simply slipped across the numerous undefined, undefended, uncontrolled borders into neighbouring countries with sympathetic Tuareg populations.

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A French military vehicle in Timbuktu.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 02/06/2013 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 02/12/2013 1:10 pm EST

As one would have expected, the French military deployment into northern Mali has made short work of the rebel forces and their al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb allies.

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