Interesting Article: " Malian rebels have ‘destructive power’ of an army: colonel " by Dawn / Gao (Mali) published Sunday, February 24, 2013 An interesting article mentioned that Islamists in northern Mali have the “destructive power” of an army. “What we have here, it’s indicative of an army, or groups that have the capacity of an army,” said Gao commander Laurent Mariko, showing the stockpile of weapons to reporters. Al Qaeda-linked armed Islamists had occupied Gao, the north’s largest city, for nine months before the French and Malian forces retook it on Jan 26 in a lightning offensive that drove radical fighters from major cities. But since fleeing Gao under the French-led advance, militiamen regrouped on its outskirts and infiltrated the city a few days ago to attack the Malian forces newly in control. Would you like to know more?