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SEARCH AND DESTROY ON THE ALGERIAN BORDER:
Translated from Malijet:
French-Malian Combined Action in Adrar des Ifoghas
KIDAL--According to a military expert, the French tried to stifle AQIM in the mountains This was preceded by phases of recognition, tracking and research promises to be long, "it is only the beginning of the search" massif confirmed the spokesman of the French army who recalls that the objective is to seek. Search and destroy rebel elements we could find, and perhaps most importantly, keep them. And thus prevent a possible leak, or even just move along this axis. It is once again blocking the northern region of the Adrar des Iforas, and to prevent any output leakage-possibly our hostages, very near the border algérienne Étouffer AQIM in the mountains
During this operation "Panther", which is an operation AirLand was destroyed a number of deposits in the region. The rebels had apparently several guns, their positions were held. Or they may be protecting specific sites, especially valuable for them as fuel depots, for example, or - and this is perhaps less likely - they sought openly fighting against French forces.
France has concentrated a lot of means of information over this area. It has deployed aircraft Atlantique 2, which are listening, who regularly satellites over the area, and Snowy drones. So, there is a high concentration of means of information. Techniques, primarily, but also human, with the local population. His attitude is certainly essential in the aftermath.