Sunday, November 3, 2013

MALI: DUPONT & VERLON "LOOSELY SLAUGHTERED"

TO: MEDIA
FROM: S2 INTEL DEBRIEF
SUNJ: TRANSLATED INFO ON ABDUCTION RFI FIELD REPORTERS

FOLLOWING UPDATED DETAILS TRANSLATED FROM MALI JET,  02 NOVEMBER, 16H40:

Malijet just learned of Malian security source said the death of two journalists kidnapped RFI this Saturday, Nov. 2 in Kidal .Information confirmed by the prefect of Kidal there a few minutes.Military operation of the Serval have found the journalist Ghislaine Dupont and his cameraman Claude Verlon 12 km east of Kidal , both loosely slaughtered by their captors.The kidnappers would be prosecuted by the French forces helicopters Serval .The two journalists were abducted around 13h UT after an interview with a leading MNLA Kidal . They then wanted to continue on Tessalit when a commando has kidnapped the four people at the door of the house of the leader of the MNLA .
Malijet , November 02 , 4:40 p.m. GMT
5:30 p.m. GMT : The Quai d'Orsay ( French Ministry of Foreign Affairs ) has confirmed the deaths of two journalists from RFI . According to the Quai d'Orsay , the bodies of two journalists were riddled with bullets .



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MALI: DUPONT-VERLON ABDUCTION DEBRIEF

TO: MEDIA
FROM: INTEL
SUBJ: ABDUCTION OF RFI JOURNALISTS, KIDAL, MALI, NOV 2, 2013


TRANSLATED FROM MALI WEB

BAMAKO--The French army , which now holds about 200 men in Kidal , was prevented from removing Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon by a senior Kidal at 1:15 p.m. GMT . A patrol of armored vehicles, part of Kidal , tried to catch the kidnappers , but "at no time the French army was in visual or physical contact with the fleeing vehicle ," says the staff of the army.At 1:15 p.m. TU, the Serval device is accused of kidnapping the two RFI journalists . This is a top local official who raised the alarm and tells the French military direction in which the party 4X4 captors.Immediately, the army said , a monitoring device is set up in the north / northeast of the city. These control points . At the same time , a patrol vehicle leaves the city and agrees on the road to Tin- Essako eastward . According to the staff of the armed forces, it is heavy armored vehicles, type VAB , with thirty soldiers on board. Conventional forces , no special forces , says it does .


Les troupes militaires de la Force Licorne


 
Helicopters left Tessalit 


Still according to the staff , helicopters also leave Tessalit , 250 kilometers away. A Tiger , a powerful attack helicopter , and Puma , which can carry commandos. Helicopters fly to Tin- Essako to back up the road to Kidal. But they need about an hour and half to get to Kidal. They observed no movement on the trip, said the staff RFI .This is the armored patrol who, ten kilometers from the city center, finds a stationary vehicle . It is then 2:50 p.m. . Outside the vehicle are the body Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon .Helicopters join the land patrol fifty minutes after the discovery of the car, ensures staff. " At no time , the French army was in visual or physical contact with the fleeing vehicle ," said Will we , rue Saint -Dominique . " This Saturday , we had no helicopter Kidal ," said a military source .


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GHISLAINE DUPONT & CLAUDE VERLON




These photos released on November 2, 2013 by Radio France Internationale (RFI) show journalists Ghislaine Dupont (L) and Claude Verlon (RFI/AFP)



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