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  1. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mali remain a threat to all West Africa, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said in a report on Sunday in which he also raised concerns about a planned election next month. But Ban raised no objections to a UN peacekeeping force starting to deploy on July 1, even though he said it was poorly equipped and trained. The UN force is to take over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1257127/mali-militants-still-threat-west-africa-says-un-chief
  2. News - World - MALI

    France launches major offensive on Mali Islamists

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Gao

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gao A French force of 1,000 soldiers in a major offensive has swept a valley thought to be a logistics base for Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists near the Malian city of Gao. Operation Gustav, one of France’s largest actions since its intervention in its former colony, involves dozens of tanks, helicopters and aircraft, said General Bernard Barrera, commander ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1210661/france-launches-major-offensive-mali-islamists
  3. News - World - MALI

    France bombs Islamist hideout as Mali insurgency deepens

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gao France has bombed an Islamist rebel hideout in northern Mali’s largest city, intensifying a security lock-down against guerilla attacks as the French-led ... rebels and three civilians were killed and 17 people wounded, including two Malian soldiers, in Sunday’s battle. France launched its operation on January 11, after Mali’s interim government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1148598/france-bombs-islamist-hideout-mali-insurgency-deepens
  4. News - World - MALI

    Islamist rebels in Mali vow to strike at 'heart of France'

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako France faces war in Mali, say rebels Islamist forces seized control of a town in a fresh attack in Mali's government-held south yesterday and vowed to strike "at the heart" of France as it waged a fourth day of air raids against them. A local government official reported the jihadists had seized Diabaly, about 400 kilometres north ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128079/islamist-rebels-mali-vow-strike-heart-france
  5. News - World - MALI

    France confirms death of al-Qaeda leader Abou Zeid

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:04pm by Associated Press in Paris

    ... Associated Press in Paris The death of a top al-Qaeda-linked warlord in combat with French-led troops represents a victory in the battle against jihadists who had a stranglehold on northern Mali. But it is far from the defining blow against a wily enemy t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1198588/france-confirms-death-al-qaeda-leader-abou-zeid
  6. News - World - MALI

    France to leave Mali from March

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 02:42pm by Agence France-Prsse in Gao, Mali

    ... Agence France-Prsse in Gao, Mali French-led forces have killed hundreds of militants in fighting to reclaim northern Mali and with the rebels’ last bastion secured, France said on Tuesday ... fighters and equipment, and in “direct combat” in the key central and northern towns of Konna and Gao. France’s sole fatality so far has been a helicopter pilot killed at the start of the military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1144505/france-leave-mali-march
  7. News - World - MALI

    UN-backed France sends more troops to Mali

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Bamako UN-backed France sends more troops France is planning to deploy a total of 2,500 ground troops to Mali, more than three times the number sent so far to its former ... capital, Bamako. According to Le Monde and other French media, France is also planning to base a substantial contingent of troops at Mopti in central Mali to carry out operations in the north ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128798/un-backed-france-sends-more-troops-mali
  8. News - World - MALI

    France bombs Islamist targets in Mali after Hollande visit

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 02:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Timbuktu France said it carried out major air strikes on Sunday near Kidal, the last bastion of armed extremists chased from Mali’s desert north in a lightning ... with cheers of “Vive la France! Long live Hollande!”, offering him a camel draped in a French flag. The French-led forces have met little resistance, with officials saying many Islamists have likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1142869/france-bombs-islamist-targets-mali-after-hollande-visit
  9. News - World - MALI

    France increases troop numbers in Mali and prepares for assault

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

    ... Associated Press in Bamako After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaeda-linked fighters, France pledged on Tuesday to triple the size of its force in Mali, 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1129260/france-increases-troop-numbers-mali-and-prepares-assault
  10. News - World - MALI

    France strikes new Mali town, boosts troop numbers

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako, Mali French warplanes hit a town newly-seized by Islamists in Mali as African troops on Tuesday prepared to join the offensive which has sent the jihadists fleeing from their northern strongholds. France on Monday secured UN backing for its campaign launched four days earlier to halt a southward advance on the capital Bamako by Islamist fighters who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128585/un-backs-french-military-intervention-mali

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