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  1. 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
  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

    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
  4. 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 ... in the campaign against Islamist groups in northern Mali than previously indicated. "There will be a gradual build-up to a figure of 2,500," a source close to Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128798/un-backed-france-sends-more-troops-mali
  5. 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 ... operation. Mali said 11 of its troops were killed and 60 wounded after the battle at Konna last month but has not since released a new death toll. The Malian army took “some prisoners, not many, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1144505/france-leave-mali-march
  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. Sport - Soccer - AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

    Mali sends South Africa crashing in quarter-final shootout

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 01:36pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press Mali again showed incredible resilience to come from behind and knock the host team out of the Africa Cup of Nations in a penalty shootout for the second straight year, ... from last year when they surged past co-host Gabon and another partisan home crowd to make the last four. Inspirational Mali captain Seydou Keita equalised in regular time after Tokelo Rantie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1142441/mali-sends-south-africa-crashing-quarter-final-shootout
  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

    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
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain mulls sending hundreds of troops to Mali

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 11:28am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain is considering sending about 200 non-combat troops to help the military operation against Islamist militants in Mali, with a decision expected within days, media reports said Tuesday. This would likely include a small number deployed to Mali itself, as part of an EU training mission. A larger number would help train West African forces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138469/britain-mulls-sending-hundreds-troops-mali

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