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  1. News - World - MALI

    France increases troop numbers in Mali and prepares for assault

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 10:32am by Associated Press in Bamako

    ... sending in hundreds more troops as it prepared for a land assault to dislodge the militants occupying the northern half of the country. The move reversed France’s earlier insistence on providing ... On the first day of the operation, a French helicopter gunship was downed by rebel fire. A French military spokesman said the Islamists had managed to seize more territory despite the air assault ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    Three Mali Islamists killed in Timbuktu ‘clean-up’ raid

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 01:19am by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... the city and checking whether any jihadists are still active or not.” The Islamists began their assault with a suicide bombing at an army checkpoint on the edge of Timbuktu that wounded a Malian ... assault on the city. One Malian soldier died in the blast. Around 10 Islamist fighters were killed in the ensuing fighting with French and Malian forces. That assault was claimed by the Movement ...

  3. News - World - MALI

    Radical Islamists launch attack on Malian city of Gao

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:18pm by Associated Press

    ... it was liberated by French forces in January. The assault indicates that the radical Islamists remain entrenched and able to attack despite the thousands of French troops who have liberated most ... a ground assault. The euphoria following the city’s liberation was short-lived, however. Gao was the first town to be attacked by a suicide bomber on February 8, a style of attack ...

  4. News - World - MALI

    France bombs Islamist hideout as Mali insurgency deepens

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Gao

    ... campaign entered its second month. Witnesses said a French attack helicopter destroyed the central police station in Gao in a pre-dawn assault on Monday. A day earlier, rebels from the Movement ... French colony. Sunday’s street fighting was the first large-scale urban guerilla assault on territory reclaimed by French-led forces. Medical and military sources said at least two Islamist ...



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