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Insight: Arms and men out of Libya fortify Mali rebellion

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

(Reuters) - Equipped with heavy weapons from Muammar Gaddafi's looted arsenals, the Tuareg-led rebels who assaulted the town of Aguelhoc in northern Mali last month overwhelmed the remote garrison. Fighters hardened by combat in Libya swelled the ranks of the desert insurgents who in their first attack on January 18 surrounded the local army base with machinegun-mounted four-wheel drive vehicles.
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Mali: Army Forced Back By Major Rebel Assault

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Mali's army has reportedly abandoned its military bases around the key northern garrison town of Gao after a fierce assault by heavily-armed rebels. The defeat was the latest for the army after a lightning 48-hour advance by norther... Read Post

President: Tuareg fighters from Libya stoke violence in Mali

News : CNN's This Just In (3 years ago)

(CNN) - Tuareg tribesman who reportedly fought for Moammar Gadhafi in Libya have returned to Mali with weapons, stoking violence and forcing thousands to flee, Mali's president said. The development, announced by President Amadou To... Read Post

Libya conflict: France air-dropped arms to rebels

News : The Coming Crisis (4 years ago)

France has air-dropped weapons to rebels fighting Col Muammar Gaddafi's troops in Western Libya, the French military has confirmed.Light arms and ammunition were sent to Berber tribal fighters in the Nafusa mountains in early June, ... Read Post

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