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Hundreds of Rebels Killed in Mali, Dangerous Implications Ahead

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The North Africa Journal | Unconfirmed reports say the Franco-African offensive in Mali has claimed the lives of hundreds of Touareg rebels and militant Islamists. Observers in Mali put the number of dead militants to 800. Among those killed are some senior commanders including Mohamed Ag Aghaly Ag Wambadja, Moulaye Ag Ahmed, and Hassane Habré allegedly killed on January 10, 2013 in Kona.

Sources also believe Colonel Bah Moussa, and commanders Mahmoud Intifoudou, Intalla Ag Assayid, and  Hamza Ag Iyad, the son of Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly were among the dead. The latter, Iyad Ag Ghaly is said to have fled the region, rumored to have moved into the Algerian territory.

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