Skip to comments.Hundreds of returning [from Libya] Tuaregs alarm Mali, Niger
Posted on 09/04/2011 2:39:06 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
"Hundreds of Malian and Nigerian Tuaregs are coming home from the Libyan front. Among them are former Malian and Nigerien rebels, but also Tuaregs of Malian origin who were in the Libyan army," said a security source at Gao in the north of Mali.
The Tuaregs from the army obtained Libyan nationality in the 1990s and mostly fought alongside Kadhafi's other troops. Some of them were integrated into an elite military unit, the same source said.
"We need to fear a destabilisation of the whole Sahel with this new development. States like Mali and Niger are not prepared for this situation," said Mamadou Diallo, a teacher at Bamako University in Mali.
"What's going to become of these fighters? They have vehicles, weapons and expertise," he added. "This is dangerous."
Both the neighbouring, largely desert nations have in the past two decades faced serious Tuareg uprisings, which were ended by peace talks between their governments and the rebels, mediated by tribal elders.
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I wonder how the sales — and recalls, for that matter — are going for the Volkswagen Tuareg, especially after all this free publicity.
dont call me a niger you salvage
Like you, I first thought this story was about Volkswagens.
I don’t think anyone wants to mess with a bunch of unemployed Tuareg warriors ... maybe the oil exploration and mining companies can hire these guys