Heavy clashes break out in central Mali
[Iran Press TV] Malian soldiers and forces of Evil occupying the northern part of the country have reportedly clashed in the central town of Konna.

"We have launched operations against the enemy, who attempted to fight back. We are going to oust them," a soldier told AFP on Wednesday from Konna near the town of Mopti, which is the gateway to the government-held south.

The resident in Konna said that the heavy fire exchanges between the forces of Evil and the army troops have lasted several hours.

"We are hearing a lot of gunfire. The army is shooting" and the forces of Evil too, said another resident by phone from the town.

The army says the rebels had previously tried to attack Konna on Monday night.

The army had stationed soldiers and extra weapons in one of its command posts near Konna in the town of Sevare.

In December 2012, the United Nations
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Security Council approved the deployment of foreign military forces in Mali to help the Malian government battle the forces of Evil controlling the northern part of the West African country.

The 15-member Security Council authorized an initial one-year deployment of African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
forces in the country.

The resolution, drafted by La Belle France, also authorized all European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
member states to help rebuild Mali's security forces.

Chaos broke out in the West African country after Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure was toppled in a military coup on March 22, 2012. The coup leaders said they mounted the coup in response to the government's inability to contain the two-month-old Tuareg rebellion in the north of the country.

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in the wake of the coup d'├ętat, the Tuareg rebels took control of the entire northern desert region, but the Ansar Dine gunnies pushed them aside and wrested control of all the northern desert regions, which are larger than La Belle France or Texas.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-11