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  1. News - World - MALI

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

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

    ... city, a military source said. “During our clean-up operation, the Mali and French armies destroyed a public building in the centre of town where the terrorists were hiding. We have found ... fighting on Sunday. Islamic militants-- who had controlled Timbuktu along with other key northern Mali cities for nearly 10 months until being driven out in January – used the confusion created ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205147/three-mali-islamists-killed-timbuktu-clean-raid
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    New violence breaks out in Mali

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gao Chad takes heavy losses in Mali Fresh fighting erupted yesterday in northern Mali between ethnic Tuareg and an unidentified armed group, security sources said, ... to drive Islamists from northern Mali. "Through the car bombings against MNLA elements in the In-Khalil zone, the MUJAO is committed to pursuing jihad against infidels," group spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1157198/new-violence-breaks-out-mali
  3. News - World - MALI

    French-led forces take control of key north Mali town, US to help refuel warplanes

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 10:14am by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... Mali’s vast desert north. France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the nation’s troops were also advancing on Timbuktu, another key northern town held by the insurgents. The seizure of Gao, the most populated town in Mali’s northern region, which is roughly the size of Texas, was announced by the French defence ministry and confirmed by Malian security sources. France said troops from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1137044/french-led-forces-take-control-key-north-mali-town-us-help-refuel
  4. News - World - MALI

    Mali war escalates with French intervention

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 11:10am by Associated Press in Bamako

    ... Associated Press in Bamako With Islamist militants controlling more than half of the northwest African nation of Mali and threatening the rest of government-held territory, France launched ... intervention in Mali. A Somali intelligence official, who insisted on anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss the case with the news media, said the raid in Bulomarer killed “several” al-Shabab ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1126257/mali-war-escalates-french-intervention
  5. News - World - MALI

    Foreign troops join in attack on Mali rebels

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako Hollande says France is ready to help repel Islamists under the auspices of UN Foreign troops join in attack on Mali rebels Malian government forces ... rapidly, France advised all its expatriates not involved in essential services to leave Mali immediately. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was in contact with US Defence Secretary Leon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1125958/foreign-troops-join-attack-mali-rebels
  6. 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 ... of Diabaly on Monday. On Tuesday, France announced it was increasing the number of troops from 800 to 2,500. The offensive was to have been led by thousands of African troops pledged by Mali ...

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

    Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... all the fingers he uses to play his guitar." The gang took guitars, amplifiers, microphones and a drum kit from the house, doused them with petrol and set them ablaze. In northern Mali ... A Mali without music? No … I mean … give me another one!" And yet that is the reality dawning on this once joy-filled land. International observers claim the leaders of the three armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1069630/malis-famous-culture-under-threat-islamists-ban-music
  8. News - World - MALI

    France confirms death of al-Qaeda leader Abou Zeid

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

    ... on northern Mali. But it is far from the defining blow against a wily enemy that can go underground and regroup to renew itself. Even the fearsome Abou Zeid is replaceable. A top commander of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abou Zeid had been in the crosshairs of the French military and their African partners since they moved in to Mali in January to rout radicals seen as a threat to northwest Africa ...

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

    Papers found in Timbuktu suggest al-Qaeda has ground-to-air missiles

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Timbuktu, Mali Discovery of a manual, written in Arabic, for a ground-to-air weapon raises fears terror group has the means to shoot down an airliner Mali cachesuggests ... in Mali. And the manual was a detailed guide, with diagrams and photographs, on how to use a weapon that worries anti-terror agencies worldwide: a surface-to-air missile capable of downing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1259310/papers-found-timbuktu-suggest-al-qaeda-has-ground-air-missiles
  10. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, March 3, 2013

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... that they described as "too big to jail". Bloomberg   Al-Qaeda chief killed during fighting in Mali BAMAKO - Al-Qaeda's top commander in Mali has been killed, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno said. Deby said Abou Zeid, the Mali-based operative of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was killed during fighting between Chadian troops and Islamist fighters on February 22. AFP ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1170839/briefs-march-3-2013

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