Sunday, January 27, 2013
GAO IS LIBERATED! GAO IS LIBERATED!! GAO IS LIBERATED!!!
Vive la France... On to Timbuktu... From Eric Dondero: French troops liberate Gao the second largest city in Mali's north. The locals cheer and greet the French liberators with flowers, songs and chants praising the French, while waving French flags. The reporter explains how Gao residents rushed out of their homes, and drove around holding up cigarettes and liquor in celebration, which were banned under Muslim Sharia Law.