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  1. News - World - MALI

    Tuareg separatists offer military help to defeat Mali's Islamists

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

    ... offer military help to defeat Islamists Fearful of being caught in the middle of the conflict engulfing Mali, the country's Tuaregs have offered to put their renowned fighting prowess ... movement, the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA), inflicted such humiliation on the Malian army that it triggered a military coup in Bamako. In the ensuing political vacuum, the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128799/tuareg-separatists-offer-military-help-defeat-malis-islamists
  2. News - World - MALI

    UN approves military action against Islamists in Mali

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Security Council gives one-year mandate to African-led force to end Islamists' grip UN agrees military steps to freeMali's north The UN Security Council has unanimously approved sending an African-led military force to help wrench northern Mali from Islamist militants. A Security Council resolution on Thursday gave the force a one-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1110048/un-approves-military-action-against-islamists-mali
  3. News - China - MALI

    Chinese troops bolster UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... the pan-African AFISMA military mission, which had been supporting French troops who entered Mali to push back an Islamist incursion that was advancing on the capital. France is winding down its ... become the country’s first democratically elected leader since a March 2012 military coup. UN officials have acknowledged that peacekeepers face the threat of guerrilla attacks and will encounter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1407574/chinese-troops-bolster-un-peacekeeping-mission-mali
  4. News - World - MALI

    Chinese candidate Astan Coulibaly blazes election trail in Mali

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 11:55am by AFP

    ... and tensions between the communities intensified during a 10-month Islamist occupation ended by a French-led military intervention launched in January. The government in Bamako is due to resume talks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1358447/chinese-candidate-shanghai-surprise-mali-polls
  5. 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 the bodies of three terrorists,” the Malian military source told reporters. Some gunfire was heard in the city on Monday but residents slowly emerged after having barricaded themselves in during ...

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

    Foreign troops join in attack on Mali rebels

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

    ... yesterday launched an offensive against Islamists controlling the north of the country with backing from the French and other foreign military, military and political sources said. The attack was aimed at stemming advances made by al-Qaeda-linked radicals who this week triggered international alarm with a push south towards the capital, Bamako, a military officer said. "Our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1125958/foreign-troops-join-attack-mali-rebels
  7. News - World - MALI

    Malians vote in watershed presidential run-off

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... Almost seven million voters have a choice between former premier Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and ex-finance minister Soumaila Cisse to lead Mali’s recovery following a military coup that ignited an Islamist insurgency and a French-led military intervention. Both candidates declared themselves confident of victory in the run-off, called after none of the 27 candidates in the first round ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295908/malians-vote-watershed-presidential-run
  8. News - World - MALI

    French troops begin withdrawal from Timbuktu

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 11:55am by Associated Press in Timbuku

    ... searching for Islamic extremists who may be mixing among the local population. French military spokesman Colonel Thierry Burkhard said on Thursday that the operation to secure Gao is still under way, nearly two weeks after French and Malian troops moved into the area. New clashes nearby raised questions about how solid a hold the French military has on the strategic area. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1145942/french-troops-begin-withdrawal-timbuktu
  9. News - World - MALI

    Mali war escalates with French intervention

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

    ... a French hostage. The raid early Saturday in Somalia could have been aimed at preventing al-Shabab fighters from harming the kidnapped French security official in reprisal for the French military ... control and fought the Malian military for the first time in months, seizing the strategic city of Konna. Sanda Abou Moahmed, a spokesman for the Ansar Dine group, condemned Mali’s president ...

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

    France increases troop numbers in Mali and prepares for assault

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

    ... only aerial and logistical support for a military intervention led by African ground troops. France plunged headfirst into the conflict in its former colony last week, bombarding ... and a magnet for extremists from around the world. Despite five days of airstrikes the rebels have extended their reach, taking over a strategically important military camp in the central Malian town ...

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

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