Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula denounces "crusader" French in Mali

The Yemen-based offshoot of Al Qaeda urged Muslims to sacrifice themselves and their money to help fend off what it called the "Crusader war" in Mali, according to a statement posted online on Tuesday.

France intervened in Mali last month to check a push south towards the capital Bamako by Islamist forces who seized control of the north of the country in the confusion that followed a military coup in March 2012.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-security-yemen-mali-idUSBRE91B0B420130212