Mali Conflict Opens New Front in War on Terror
Posted by Zubair Khan
By Paul Hyacinthe Mben and Jan Puhl
French soldiers in Mali.
France has found early success in its fight against Islamist extremists in northern Mali. But Saharan terrorist groups have close ties and are prepared for a prolonged battle. The hostage crisis in Algeria shows that the new front in the war on terror could become a protracted conflict.