Friday, February 22, 2013

MUJAO FIGHTS BACK

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OPS FLUID IN KIDAL:



BAMAKO - The spokesman of the Movement for the uniqueness and jihad in West Africa (Mujao), an Islamist group that occupied northern Mali in 2012, told AFP Thursday having committed an attack in Kidal, where a vehicle exploded near a camp of French soldiers and Chad.
On behalf of all the mujahedeen, we claim the attack that took place today (Thursday) against the enemies of Islam in Kidal, 1,500 km northeast of Bamako, the capital, said the door speaker, Walid Abu Sahraoui.





We got to go without any problems inside Kidal even to detonate vehicle as required. (...) We will have victory over all enemies. Other explosions taking place on our territory, said without elaborating Abu Walid Sahraoui.


In Kidal, a vehicle came spinning towards the south-west of the city and exploded about 500 meters from the camp occupied by the French and Chadians. Two civilians were wounded, they are at the hospital had told AFP Thursday morning at a chosen city, information later confirmed by Malian security source in Bamako.


An official of Kidal said the explosion took place less than a kilometer from the camp occupied by Chadian and French. According to him, the driver was probably a suicide bomber to the camp. But he went with his black car exploded in a courtyard. The driver of the vehicle was killed instantly, said elected.

TOWN HALL MEETING

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JIHAD TAKES FIGHT TO CITY HALL:



GAO (Mali) - Malian soldiers fired heavy weapons on Friday mid-day on the town hall of Gao in northern Mali, where entrenched themselves on the eve of armed Islamists during heavy fighting with the French armies and Mali, was a journalist from AFP.

Malian soldiers fired rocket launchers on the building. It was at first impossible to know whether armed Islamists were still there. A Malian military said earlier that many jihadists body wearing explosive belts and holding hand grenades dégoupillées were still in the town hall and courthouse nearby.