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Terrorists Seen Using Of Coup, Rebellion To Their Advantage

April 04 2012


French officials say that Mali's recent military coup and the growing Tuareg rebellion has bolstered the Al-Qaida branch in the region, Reuters reports.

Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is likely to take advantage of the situation to expand its area of activity, said a French Foreign Ministry spokesman.

The Tuareg rebel group in Mali has been joined by the Islamist group Ansar Dine, which has known links to AQIM, said the ministry spokesman.

France has been urging...

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