THE DILEMMA NOW FACING REBELS:
TRANSLATED SOURCE #001:
"the Islamists came into town with peanuts, cookies and other treats trying to buy public opinion. Soon they found themselves surrounded by French-Malian forces and beat a hasty retreat out into the desert, abandoning their weapons, vehicles and riding away on camels to hide in caves.."
TRANSLATED SOURCE #002:
TRANSLATED SOURCE #003:
"the march on Konna at the outset of the conflict by a 300-strong caravan of jihad Toyota technicals bristling with machine guns and AA weapons in the pickup beds turned out to be a turkey shoot for the French AF which swooped out of the sky from Chad and decimated the column..."
AS REPT. BY :MILBUR//HQ//S2//DIV001/01/28/2013/