Video: Mali war – What Happens Next?

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.

Hundreds of insurgents have been killed in the world’s latest war happening in Mali, France says. Civilian casualties are still unknown. Rebels, flooded with arms from the Libyan war, launched attacks on the south. The Mali government was under threat of being overrun. The country’s former colonial master, France, has now recaptured most of the towns under rebel control.

Beginning as a direct result of Western intervention in Libya, the war was billed as another example of humanitarian intervention. Insurgent groups and al-Qaeda linked militants now move easily across North Africa. They are able to exploit the chaos in Libya, free to attack targets in Algeria and still able to use bases in Mali.

In this second part of the Mali INfocus, we examine what comes next for Mali. Will government forces be able to keep security without France? Or will French forces remain there permanently? What will become of Mali’s wealth? Will the country remain independent or has colonialism come back to Africa?

Hundreds of insurgents have been killed in the world’s latest war happening in Mali, France says. Civilian casualties are still unknown. Rebels, flooded with arms from the Libyan war, launched attacks on the south. The Mali government was under threat of being overrun. The country’s former colonial master, France, has now recaptured most of the towns under rebel control.

Beginning as a direct result of Western intervention in Libya, the war was billed as another example of humanitarian intervention. Insurgent groups and al-Qaeda linked militants now move easily across North Africa. They are able to exploit the chaos in Libya, free to attack targets in Algeria and still able to use bases in Mali.

In this second part of the Mali INfocus, we examine what comes next for Mali. Will government forces be able to keep security without France? Or will French forces remain there permanently? What will become of Mali’s wealth? Will the country remain independent or has colonialism come back to Africa?

(Source: PressTV)

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