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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    France launches probe into suspects linked to African jihad network

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 01:13pm by Associated Press in Paris

    ... Associated Press in Paris Preliminary charges have been filed against four men detained last week in Paris and suspected of links with a budding network of jihadists for Mali. A judicial ... freed but must report regularly to authorities. The official wasn’t authorised to speak publicly and asked not to be identified. France is fighting a military campaign in Mali aimed at routing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1147355/france-launches-probe-suspects-linked-african-jihad-network
  2. 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
  3. News - World - LIBYA

    Islamists expelled from Mali by French transfer violence to Libya

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Tripoli and Timbuktu Islamists expelled by the French tread well-worn path across desert regions of north Africa Violence in Libya fed by jihadists forced out of Mali Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against Western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week's attack on the French embassy in Tripoli. The bomb ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1226071/islamists-expelled-mali-french-transfer-violence-libya
  4. 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
  5. News - World - MALI

    UN hopes to have aid access to northern Mali within days

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The United Nations said yesterday it hopes to have full access for aid operations in northern Mali within days, but warned that the security situation there was still a concern. "We now have access back into central Mali," said David Gressly, who steers humanitarian operations in the region for the UN. "But we're looking for a broader access, throughout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1144747/un-hopes-have-aid-access-northern-mali-within-days
  6. News - World - MALI

    Hollande says Mali terrorism forced back but 'not defeated yet'

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako President Francois Hollande received a rapturous welcome in Mali on Saturday as he promised that France would stay as long as necessary to continue the fight ... defeated yet,” said Hollande, whose decision to intervene in Mali three weeks ago won him accolades in the former French colony. “France will stay by your side as long as necessary, as long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1142417/hollande-says-mali-terrorism-forced-back-not-defeated-yet
  7. 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 ... occupied northern Mali for 10 months. Ecstatic crowds greeted Hollande, who called the trip the “most important day of my political life”, in the capital Bamako and the fabled city of Timbuktu, ...

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

    Suicide bomber hits north Mali, troops clash in capital

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gao A suicide bomber blew himself up in northern Mali on Friday as a dramatic turn towards guerrilla tactics by Islamists and an outbreak of fighting among soldiers in the capital show the war is far from won for the embattled nation. In Mali’s first ever suicide bombing, an attacker drove up to a group of Malian troops in Gao, the largest town in the north, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1146264/suicide-bomber-hits-north-mali-troops-clash-capital
  9. News - World - MALI

    Islamists flee as French troops push north

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bamako 'Total reconquest' of Mali under way as jihadists forced to retreat further towards Algeria Islamists flee as French troops push north French troops have consolidated gains in Mali's Islamist-held north as Paris said the aim was its "total reconquest". The French advance towards the jihadist strongholds came amid reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1133197/islamists-flee-french-troops-push-north
  10. 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

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