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Interesting, assuming it's correct. Last week at the FCO in London the Brit ambassador in Mali (& Niger) explained to us that part of the reason Alg can't get stuck in in north Mali was because the army were 'forbidden by their constitution from crossing borders' (this fact was scoffed at by some present). In recent months all have been invited by Mali, no?
Anyway, perhaps 'instructors' is different.
A few days ago the Brit ambassador to Alg said this:
Turning to the fight against terrorism, Mr Martyn Roper said, "Now the elements of AQIM is active in the south, particularly in the Sahel and northern Mali, a territory not controlled by a State. Algeria is the only country able to play an important role in the fight against terrorist groups." Moreover, he continues, "a meeting will be held in the UK between those responsible for the defense of our country, as part of the agreement of 2009, to discuss the security issue when the situation will be addressed in the Sahel". [source]
One wonders what the next step will be?
Alg isn't forthcoming with info.
According to some Malian source there was at least fifteen instructors including high ranking officers (two C130 aircraft would hold more than that), and they were headed for Tessalit.
Kidal today: all the NGO and public owned 4x4s have been stolen, now people are getting robbed of their personal vehicles. One bloke was shot dead outside his home when someone wanted his Jakarta; this lead to public outcry. Cuban doctors have left, fearing for their security. Insécurité à Kidal : LES TRAVAILLEURS PROTESTENT Les forums de Kidal.info || Kidal.info
One problem is that a number of elected officials in the region are on the want list of the Alg DRS - or so rumours have it.
AQIM suspect there are plans for a rescue attempt on the hostages and are giving warnings to UK, France, Netherlands and Sweden not to try anything.
The statement was emailed to AFP in Rabat and was publicized by the ANI news agency in Mauritania - an outlet AQIM has relied on before for statements.
Is Aqim falling apart? AQIM under siege (Magharebia.com)
"Sahel-Saharan terror groups region are in real trouble. Their leaders are busy with internecine disputes, their resources are drying up and - in the wake of the Arab Spring - their violent methods are seen by citizens as less effective than peaceful struggle.
...the group's focus on abducting foreigners for money may be its undoing."
Aqim supply lines broken Algeria, Mauritania break up AQIM supply line (Magharebia.com)
"The case began last month when Algerian authorities in Tamanrasset questioned four men about stealing cars from oil companies and other businesses in Illizi, Ouargla and Ghardaia and Tamanrasset.
The suspects allegedly admitted to smuggling at least 16 automobiles to the northern Mali desert, Algerian daily El Khabar reported on December 31st.
What makes the case different is that the four alleged car thieves were also charged with supporting terrorist groups."
Article goes on suggesting a Toyota FJ55 is worth €40000 in T'tou which sounds a bit high IMO....
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