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Jun 1, 2011 | 17:28 GMT

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Mali: Weapons Transferred From Libya - Algerian Minister

Libya is now a depot of arms, and weapons have been transferred from Libya to northern Mali, Algerian Minister for Maghrebian and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel said June 1, Reuters reported. Messahel said pickup trucks carrying weapons crossed the border from Libya to Niger and then to northern Mali, where there are al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) bases. According to Messahel, Algeria is ready to lead a fight against AQIM and a meeting will be held in Algiers in September to discuss the issue.

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