Tuesday, January 29, 2013

KIDAL TAKEN

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REBELS ABANDON CITY, 
HEAD FOR THE CAVES:

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The French army took position on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday on the airport of Kidal, the third largest city in northern Mali, after taking over in 48 hours Islamists, with the army in Mali, Gao and Timbuktu,

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French soldiers continue to grow in northern Mali. They landed on the night of January 29 to 30 at the airport in Kidal, one of the towns in northern Mali, starting returned from the Salafists, the rebel stronghold of MNLA. This military operation in the French army, less "dramatic" than those conducted in Gao and Timbuktu was conducted discreetly after several reconnaissance flights in the day.

French soldiers landed last night around 20:30 (local time) on airport Kidal. Several helicopters and widebody arose in the dark, the electric current is cut at this point in the city. Residents living close to the track heard repeatedly whirring sound of aircraft engines.
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TRANSLATION003:  PEACEFUL SOLUTION

  "A French plane` s sitting on the runway of the airport `Kidal. They
taken a position on the `airfield," said an official of the Administration
local, whose testimony was confirmed by the Tuareg notable
region and a source of regional security.

The arrival of French troops in Kidal comes after the reconquest, the
side of the army in Mali and without resistance, the two largest
towns in northern Mali, Gao and Timbuktu,


Kidal, 1,500 km from Bamako, and the region in the `extreme north-east Mali
near the Algerian border, was the stronghold of Ansar Dine `(Defenders
Islam `s), headed by Iyad Ag Ghaly (former Tuareg rebel), an Islamist group
armed allied with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

A splinter group of Ansar Dine `Islamic Movement` s Azawad (MIA)
said recently held with Kidal Tuareg rebels of the Movement
national liberation `s Azawad (MNLA). MIA assured reject
terrorism and advocate a "peaceful solution" to the crisis in the north of Mali.




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"A French plane landed on the runway at Kidal aerodrome," said a senior local official, who also reported seeing helicopters.
"They have taken up position around the aerodrome," he added.
His account was confirmed by a regional security source.
"We confirm that French aircraft are on the Kidal landing strip and that protection helicopters are in the sky," said the source.
A senior Tuareg figure in Kidal also confirmed the report, as did a spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Azawad, which recently said it had taken control of Kidal.
"The French have in fact taken up positions" on the landing strip, said the spokesman. "Our leader is currently talking with them," he added.


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THE MNLA QUADRANT

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THE MNLA QUADRANT:
 
 
 
(C) 2013 RECONPRESSEUSA 
 
 
The MNLA has now issued a communique which claims it holds the northern villages and towns of Kidal, Anefis, Tin Zaouatine (Algeria) and Tessalit and is ready to negotiate a surrender if the rebel outfit may maintain control of the quadrant in the interests of the Malian government,
 
Bamako has refused to cut a deal with the outlaws, calling the MNLA the "Trojan Horse" that allowed Sharia enforcers to move in and take over.
 
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COMMUNIQUE FROM THE MNLA


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AG MOSSA ATTAHER:







The MNLA inform the national and international public opinion that the towns of Kidal, Tessalit Léré In Khalil, Anefis, Tinzawatène, Tessit Talatayt and are under the control of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad has decided to take over urgently these locations to ensure the safety of property and people especially because of the serious dangers to their lives with the return Azawad the Malian army who walk in the footsteps of the French army.

We hired our responsibility to protect civilians against abuses of the criminal Malian army which has always stood by massacres of populations azawadiennes helpless, as she has proved it once again as a result of the operation "Serval" conducted under the command of the French army.

Since the outbreak of the French military operations for the conquest of Azawad in favor of "Malian authorities," more than a hundred people have already borne the brunt of ethnic reprisals: A manhunt for the Tuareg, Fulani, and Sonrai Arabs is organized by the Malian army and its militias in Azawad.
The MNLA can in no case accept that the people of Azawad and is delivered to the Malian vengeance. As such, the MNLA committed his full responsibility to secure its cities and protect its people against an army that specializes in crime against the civilian population of Azawad.

On the other hand, in order to clarify its objectives clearly, recalls that the MNLA want any confrontation with the forces of ECOWAS or with those of the French army, despite the fact that it directs the operations of occupation of Azawad. However, if the MNLA does not respond to abuses in Mali, it will then fails in its primary task is to ensure the protection of civilians in Azawad for too long expiatory victims of the Malian army.

Clearly, the MNLA reiterates its full readiness to work with France for the eradication of terrorist groups but it should be understood that the adamant MNLA reinstalling the Malian army that excels in the crime against our civilians.
So in order to remove any ambiguity about his intentions, the MNLA inform France and ECOWAS that does not commit its forces in military operations against international forces but only in the protection of civilians delivered to the vengeance of the Malian army and terrorist groups.
The MNLA to witness the international community on its formal commitments to combat terrorism and reiterates once again its willingness to participate fully with the French army and ECOWAS in the fight against terrorism. However, due to the inability of French forces to protect civilians against abuses Mali, and waiting to find a political solution to the legal status Azawad the MNLA forces engaged in the protection of cities cited up to ensure the physical integrity of our people seriously threatened by the Malian army and ethnic militias.
The MNLA reminds France all responsibility for the safety and protection of people living in cities azawadiennes already under the control of Mali face abuses and revenge of the Malian army.

Ougadougou January 28, 2013

Ag Mossa Attaher
Communications Officer CTEA
Spokesman for the MNLA / mnlamov


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NIGERIANS ROUT JIHAD HOLDOUTS:



.....the entrance of the troops Ansongo (northern Mali), near Gao, marks the end of the terror imposed by the jihadists now invisible.

Where are the jihadists? They left Ansongo Sunday evening, residents reported. "The people of Mujao have been reported in villages 40 km` s here in the North, "provide some.









Party Tuesday morning locality Nigerian Yassen, at the border, the convoy consisted of more than one hundred armored vehicles, pick-ups and 4x4 topped with machine guns. The Malian soldiers who followed Nigerians are elements of Colonel Alhaji Ag Gamou, Niger refugees after the debacle against armed groups in 2012.





The convoy had safely crossed an old bridge to reach the destination. Tassiga Bridge (40 km `s Ansongo), the most practical, was dynamited in recent days by the Islamists, who felt the noose tighten`.

"THE MOST PRACTICAL"--THERE ARE TWO BRIDGES AT TASSIGA, THE ONE BLOWN WAS THE NEW ONE IN THE AERIAL PHOTO ABOVE. THE OTHER IS JUST BELOW IT ON AN OLD ROAD, PROBABLY USED FOR THE CROSSING. FURTHER SOUTH ON N1 IS THE KOUTOUGOU BRIDGE, SIMILAR TO THE BLOWN BRIDGE AT TASSIGA,








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NO DEAL WITH THE MNLA

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ISLAMIC TROJAN HORSE


Attaye Ag Mohamed, MNLA:

"The French are welcome but not with the Malian army," 

Meanwhile fighters MNLA are heard again on the ground.

They say they now control the towns of Kidal and Tessalit in northern Mali. According to one of their spokesmen, the French troops were well aware of their movements.
MNLA rebels regrouping in an unidentified location

Movement for the Liberation of Azawad plans to expand its sphere of influence and prohibits the Malian army not to approach Kidal or any other territory it occupies.
"The French forces are certainly aware of all movements in the region," says Attaye Ag Mohamed, a member of the Revolutionary Council MNLA.
"So the French are aware, they are welcome, but not with the Malian army," says he  


About negotiating with "armed groups who do not question the territorial integrity and the Constitution", there was an outcry of Deputies, according to which there is no possible negotiation with the MNLA. The supposed presence of MNLA has Kidal when the Malian and French armies have recovered the regions of Gao and Timbuktu, seems like a grave insult to the people of Mali, according to deputy Lanseni Balla Keita.





This is the MNLA which served as a Trojan horse for the debut of Ansar Dine and MUJAO, he said. As such Kidal must be cleaned and free of all the terrorists, the MNLA as well as Ansar Dine and MUJAO to end the cyclical recovery of rebellions in Mali. Nothing should distract raking the army to the border. According to another member, "the MNLA and MIA are the chameleons chameleon natural."

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LAST JIHAD STANDING TO SURRENDER:


Armed Islamist groups retreated to Kidal, near the Algerian border stronghold of Islamist Ansar Dine (Defenders of Islam). The new group, the Islamic Movement of Azawad (MIA), emerged from a split with the armed Islamist group Ansar Dine, who announced last Thursday that he wanted to "move towards a peaceful solution," have begun to negotiate surrender of the city.



Meanwhile, the secular Tuareg separatist rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) issued a statement claiming responsibility for the liberation of areas of northern Mali from the jihadists:  "Today, January 28, 2013, the MNLA drove the terrorists from several cities in Azawad...



..."the MNLA is fully integrated in the fight against the terrorist organizations present in Azawad..." The only recognition of French leadership of the military drive is a line stating that the MNLA has asked France "to implement coordination measures to conduct the fight against terrorism." The statement calls for negotiations "to find a definitive solution to the conflict between the Azawad at central state of Mali."


... claims by the MNLA to have taken Kidal, after driving out theAnsar Dine jihadist faciton that was in control there.


Col. Mohamed Ag Najim, MNLA military commander:
"Now it is us who are in control," .