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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 ... security duties from French forces who entered Mali in January to halt an Islamist advance and help the government re-establish its authority over the vast country. Ban said in the report, obtained ...

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

    'Uncatchable' terror leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar reportedly killed in Mali

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... commander 'killed in Mali' Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed Islamist who masterminded a brazen attack on an Algerian gas field, was branded "the Uncatchable"- but the desert fox has now reportedly been killed in northern Mali. The death of one of the world's most wanted jihadists would be a major blow to al-Qaeda in the region and to Islamist rebels already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1173946/uncatchable-terror-leader-mokhtar-belmokhtar-reportedly-killed-mali
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World - MALI

    African forces boost Mali offensive, concern over abuses

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako African forces moved towards Mali’s centre on Thursday, as the European Union joined a chorus of concern over summary killings and abuses in the offensive ... in Paris. He said 1,000 troops from West African countries and Chad had already arrived in Mali, which has been split in two since April. “The African force is deploying much faster than expected,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1135229/african-forces-boost-mali-offensive-concern-over-abuses
  6. News - World - MALI

    Mali and French troops in fresh clashes with Islamists

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako, Mali Troops fight Islamists for control of town Fresh clashes erupted overnight between the Malian army, backed by French troops, and Islamist insurgents ... back the insurgents who have controlled northern Mali since April. An Islamist militant said that the battle for control of the Konna area was "not finished". The rebels pushed south ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130433/mali-and-french-troops-fresh-clashes-islamists
  7. News - World - MALI: ANALYSIS

    From flagship democracy to Islamist battleground

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dakar From flagship democracy to Islamist battleground In 2012 Mali went from a stable democracy to a country facing a war with jihadists occupying more than half its territory, backed by Western powers who fear the arid zone may become a new haven for terrorism. While considered one of west Africa's flagship democracies, the tinder for Mali ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1103862/flagship-democracy-islamist-battleground
  8. News - World - MALI

    French-backed Malian troops reclaim key town from rebels

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... military intervention in Mali, sparking a deadly commando raid – fighting has continued unabated on the ground in Mali. French and Malian troops marked a victory over the rebels after days ... displaced inside Mali, and over 400,000 additionally displaced in the neighbouring countries,” UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Flemming told reporters in Geneva. Islamist rebel groups who have controlled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1131221/french-backed-malian-troops-reclaim-key-town-rebels
  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    We executed French hostage to avenge rebel deaths, says Al-Shabab

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the death sentence imposed on Denis Allex was to avenge what it called France's growing persecution of Muslims and its military operations around the world against Islamists, including in Mali. The kidnapping of dozens of hostages at a gas plant in Algeria by Islamist fighters on Wednesday and al-Shabab's execution claim illustrate the fallout from Mali's war against loosely allied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130430/we-executed-french-hostage-avenge-rebel-deaths-says-al-shabab
  10. News - World

    Algeria hostage crisis ends in bloodshed

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:44am by AFP

    ... an end to French intervention against Islamists in neighbouring Mali, ANI reported earlier. Belmokhtar also wanted to exchange American hostages for the blind Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman ... France, which said on Saturday that 2,000 of the 2,500 troops it had pledged were now on the ground in Mali, said that no more of its citizens were being held. President Francois Hollande said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1131926/algeria-hostage-crisis-ends-bloodshed

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