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France declares war.

Okay, get all the jokes out of the way about surrendering and so on.  France is serious.  After the death of a French hostage at the hands of an al Qaida cell, France has declared war against the terrorist group, and has made its first assault against an al Qaida base in North Africa.  France had been working in the background with its allies Mali, Niger, Mauritania, and Algeria to undermine al Qaida in the region, but now they are taking direct action.  The U.S. has offered assistance.

Associated Press article.

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ccdesan
Jul. 27th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Now wouldn't that be a kick in the ass - if France were to be able to make some significant headway in bringing down terrorists? Go France!

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