France Says Nigerian Militants Trained in Mali

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 11:37 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

RABAT, Morocco — France's foreign minister says documents found in northern Mali show that the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram was being trained there by other al-Qaida-linked groups.

Speaking at a conference about security in North Africa and the Sahara region being held in Morocco Thursday, Laurent Fabius said "documents were found that terrorists from Boko Haram were being trained in the Ifoghas mountains" in northern Mali.

Al-Qaida's North Africa branch teamed up with extremists from the desert-dwelling Tuareg people to take over northern Mali, but they were driven out by a French-backed African force early this year.

Boko Haram, which was designated a terrorist group by the United States on Wednesday, wants to impose Islamic law in northern Nigeria and is believed to be responsible for thousands of deaths.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Rebel-Held Mine Collapses in Central African Republic, Killing 25

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 10:45 AM

At least 25 people died when a gold mine collapsed near the Central African Republic town of Bambari, a spokesman for th . . .

Witnesses: Boko Haram Takes Over Another Nigeria Town

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 11:17 AM

Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hi . . .

South Africa Parliament Collapses in Chaos as President Grilled

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 11:07 AM

South Africa's parliament collapsed into unprecedented chaos Thursday as a group of radical lawmakers hijacked president . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved