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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:49 PM

French incursion frees few slaves in Mali

TOYA, Mali The insurgents who have fled from invading French troops in Mali have been taking with them some of their most important possessions slaves.

The Tuareg tribes that overran Mali's military with the help of Arab extremist groups aligned with al-Qaeda have long held slaves and many of the captives are from families that have been enslaved for generations.

"It's no way to live, without your freedom," said Mohammed Yattara, a former slave who ran away from his Tuareg masters years ago.

"You depend on them for everything. If they tell you to do something, you have to do it, or they will beat you," he said as he sat with the chief of the village of Toya and among men and women who were descendants of slaves or former slaves.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/14/mali-slavery/1920579/

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Lasher Feb 2013 OP
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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:25 PM

1. Evil crap.

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Response to jsr (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:49 PM

2. Truly despicable

You've got the slave-owning Tuareg with their fondness for mass rapes. Their allies are religious extremists who like to hack off peoples' hands and feet and stone others to death if they think they are gay.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:01 PM

4. France is helping to save Malians from these monsters.

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That's a good thing any way you slice it.

Edit: Looks like you weren't really Ian after all. From the start I figured you to be a zombie.

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