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Google Map 2: a closer view and with city names located...


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This map is misleading in that there are people and towns and villages in Northern Mali...

Although you can also see the vast "no man's land" that is the Sahara Desert...


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And here is a French language map with more details of cities and towns (not a google map);

Still you can see that Northern Mali is mostly desert and very susceptible to "Local Rebel Tribal Control"...


http://www.ezilon.com/maps/africa/mali-maps.html

This link presents a detailed map too large for a full screen view on my laptop computer, so click on the link to view the map.