Monday, January 21, 2013

Day 10 of the intervention in Mali: French forces are deployed to the North

This 10th day of French military intervention in Mali, French forces are deployed to the north, Russia offers its military aid to France, and already some, including the Tuareg National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad trying to position themselves for the post-crisis.

The course of Day 10:

 (In hour from Montreal and, in parentheses, Paris time, for Bamako, subtract 1 hour Paris time)
8:32 (2:32 p.m.)

The Algerian Minister of Communication Mohamed Said warned Sunday, January 20 as the death toll of the attack against the website of Amenas gas in the Algerian Sahara, a terrorist group that called for an end to military intervention in Mali, might be "revised upwards" after a first preliminary assessment Official 23 dead and 32 attackers were killed.

Moreover, referring to the authorization granted by the Algiers overflight by French fighter planes en route to Mali, Algerian minister re-emphasized, however, on a political solution in the country.

8:30 (14:30)

The Arab and Tuareg in Mali are victims of abuse and acts of revenge after the liberation of towns and villages that had been taken by the jihadists were assured on Sunday in Bamako their representatives, calling for harmony and reconciliation national, AFP reported.

"There have been abuses, violations of home. How? I do not have the exact figures. It is not worth mention, they should not be repeated, "said the press Oumrani Mohamed, president of Al-Carama" Alliance of the Arab community in Mali. "

7:45 (13:45)

Regular French forces are deployed in Mali to the north, taking place in cities and Niono Sévaré, said Sunday, January 20 Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Dosseur spokesman Bamako operation Serval.

6:07 (12:07)

Far eclipsed by rival Ansar Eddine, better armed and more powerful, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) trying to get back in the game of negotiations to find a solution to the crisis in Mali.

A delegation of the secular movement of Tuareg rebels had to go to Ouagadougou, Monday, Jan. 21, to meet with emissaries Mali under the Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore, appointed mediator in the conflict by the Economic Community of African States in the West (ECOWAS).

6:05 (24:05)

Russia has proposed to France to transport French troops or equipment to Mali, revealed Sunday, January 20 the Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, also citing a proposal by Canada, which already conveys material, transporting forces Africa.

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