H/T Golem Bar who adds this disclaimer and explanation:
just uploaded,, video and link, the video is unverified, keep in mind that Al-Qaeda was able to seize Mali due to help by the Libyan rebels who were themselves aided by France, the U.S and Nato forces
And from Yahoo News:
Malian army beats back Islamist rebels with French help
View PhotoReuters/Reuters – France’s President Francois Hollande arrives to deliver a statment on the situation in Mali at the Elysee Palace in Paris, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
Western governments, particularly former colonial power France, had voiced alarm after the al Qaeda-linked rebel alliance captured the town of Konna on Thursday, a gateway towards the capital Bamako 600 km (375 miles) south.
President Francois Hollande said France would not stand by to watch the rebels push southward. Paris has repeatedly warned that the Islamists’ seizure of the country’s north in April gave them a base to attack neighboring African countries and Europe.
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