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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:06 PM

Mali tourist resort 'under attack'

Source: BBC

A tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners is under attack by gunmen.

The country's government said "suspected jihadists" were behind the assault, AFP reports.

Nearby residents reported hearing shots fired at the luxury destination - Le Campement resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako.

The government says the attack is ongoing. Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane counter-terrorist force are at the site.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40322039

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Reply Mali tourist resort 'under attack' (Original post)
duncang Jun 2017 OP
sandensea Jun 2017 #1
xor Jun 2017 #15
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2017 #2
WhiteTara Jun 2017 #6
Flaleftist Jun 2017 #8
WhiteTara Jun 2017 #9
Mosby Jun 2017 #3
CherokeeDem Jun 2017 #5
WhiteTara Jun 2017 #10
Phentex Jun 2017 #12
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2017 #13
Mosby Jun 2017 #14
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2017 #16
silmartin14 Jun 2017 #4
uppityperson Jun 2017 #7
Eugene Jun 2017 #11
Eugene Jun 2017 #17

Response to duncang (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:12 PM

1. The Bush legacy

The worst part, is that it's going more or less as intended (much to the defense mafia's delight).

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:45 PM

15. This is Mali. If you're going to go the route of blaming anyone other than the islamist fundies

then it would make more sense to put that on the French. Unless you can be more specific with how Bush, Obama, or even Trump had anything to with the situation in Mali.

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:14 PM

2. Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort

(same link)

---snip---
"It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and about 20 hostages have been released," Salif Traore told AFP.
"Unfortunately for the moment there are two dead, including a Franco-Gabonese."
Government troops battled the gunmen at the luxury resort Le Campement Kangaba, east of the capital Bamako.
"Security forces are in place. Campement Kangaba is blocked off and an operation is under way," a security ministry spokesman told Reuters earlier.
---snip---

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:15 PM

6. Did they come back to life?

"Unfortunately for the moment there are two dead, including a Franco-Gabonese."

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:24 PM

8. I think he is saying the situation is ongoing

and there may be more fatalities.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:59 PM

9. Thanks...Just another strange

combination of words.

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:34 PM

3. I hate to admit this - my first thought was monkeys

Damn you Recursion.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:02 PM

5. I love it!!

Recursion's monkey post is one of the funniest things I've ever read. Thanks for reminding me!!!


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Response to Mosby (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:59 PM

10. Thanks for the reminder

That was indeed one very funny post.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:04 PM

12. Me too and this is SO not funny!

But any time I read about tourists being attacked, I am going to assume the monkeys got there first.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:06 PM

13. References to classic posts must include a link to the posts, ...

,... or, Damn you Mosby!

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:09 PM

14. "However, the monkeys still control the cabana" -- voicemails from my landlord today

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Response to Mosby (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:44 AM

16. Ahh, THOSE monkeys!

There must have been some old Indian men yelling, "Hey, you monkeys, get off my cricket pitch!"

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:38 PM

4. Source: BBC

Source: BBC

A tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners is under attack by gunmen.

The country's government said "suspected jihadists" were behind the assault, AFP reports.

Nearby residents reported hearing shots fired at the luxury destination - Le Campement resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako.

The government says the attack is ongoing. Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane counter-terrorist force are at the site.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40322039

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Response to silmartin14 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:38 PM

7. Welcome to du. It's not really necessary to copy paste what you reply to.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:55 AM

17. Mali forces kill five militants involved in resort attack

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS | Mon Jun 19, 2017 | 5:02am EDT

Mali forces kill five militants involved in resort attack

Malian security forces have killed five militants involved in an attack on a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali's capital Bamako, the security minister said on Monday.

Unidentified gunmen attacked the resort, Le Campement Kangaba on Sunday, killing two of the guests. Security forces have rescued 36 residents, including 13 French citizens.

"This was without doubt a terrorist attack," Security Minister Salif Traore told Radio France International. "The anti-terrorist forces arrived on the scene immediately afterwards. Five terrorists were killed ... The operations continued throughout the night.

Traore said the militants had some accomplices who had not been killed or detained. On Sunday night, authorities reported that two of the assailants had been killed.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mali-security-idUSKBN1990TY

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