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  1. News - World - MALI

    West African leaders agree to send troops to Mali's occupied north

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Lagos, Nigeria

    ... Associated Press in Lagos, Nigeria Summit in Nigeria agrees to send forces to reclaim north from al-Qaeda-linked rebels African leaders agree to fight Islamic occupation West African nations have agreed to send 3,300 troops to help Mali wrest back control ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    France bombs Islamist hideout as Mali insurgency deepens

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Gao

    ... campaign entered its second month. Witnesses said a French attack helicopter destroyed the central police station in Gao in a pre-dawn assault on Monday. A day earlier, rebels from the Movement ... but damage here.” During the 10 months the extremists occupied northern Mali, Mujao used the police station as the headquarters of its “Islamic police”, enforcing a strict form of sharia ...

  3. News - World - MALI

    France to leave Mali from March

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 02:42pm by Agence France-Prsse in Gao, Mali

    ... fighters and equipment, and in “direct combat” in the key central and northern towns of Konna and Gao. France’s sole fatality so far has been a helicopter pilot killed at the start of the military ... insurgency. The French defence ministry said Kidal – the last town to fall of those seized by al-Qaeda-linked fighters who occupied northern Mali for 10 months- was now under the control of French ...

  4. News - World - MALI

    France launches major offensive on Mali Islamists

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Gao

    ... of the Islamist militias which occupied the north until French-led forces dislodged them in January. It suffered the first suicide bombings in Mali’s history in February and has been the scene of deadly ... there anymore,” Barrera told reporters. “We are now operating in north-central Mali, to break the enemy by denying it time to reorganise.” Listening to audio recordings, flying observation missions ...

  5. News - World - MALI

    Malians vote in watershed presidential run-off

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

    ... extremists who had occupied the north in the chaos that followed the coup, imposing a brutal regime of sharia law characterised by executions and amputations. Keita, who is considered the favourite, ...

  6. News - World - MALI

    African forces boost Mali offensive, concern over abuses

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

    ... on al-Qaeda-linked groups. The first troops from a UN-mandated African force aimed at replacing the French mission have “already started to move towards central towns”, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said ... EU humanitarian aid commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in remarks translated in French. The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues said that in the central town of Sevare at least 11 ...

  7. News - World - MALI

    France increases troop numbers in Mali and prepares for assault

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

    ... sending in hundreds more troops as it prepared for a land assault to dislodge the militants occupying the northern half of the country. The move reversed France’s earlier insistence on providing ... 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 ...

  8. 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

    ... against Islamist rebels in the country’s north. As troops worked to secure Kidal, the last bastion of radicals who occupied the vast desert north for 10 months before the French army’s surprise ... of Timbuktu, thousands gathered in the central square and danced to the beat of drums – a forbidden activity during the extremists’ occupation – to welcome the French leader, with shouts of “Vive la ...

  9. News - World - MALI

    Radical Islamists launch attack on Malian city of Gao

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:18pm by Associated Press

    ... back. It’s under control,” he repeated. For nearly 10 months, Gao was occupied by the Movement for the Oneness of Jihad in West Africa, or MUJAO, one of three al-Qaeda-linked groups which ...

  10. News - World - MALI

    French president visits Mali to cheers of support

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 07:25pm by Associated Press in Timbuktu

    ... and since then French troops have succeeded in ousting the rebels from the three main northern cities they occupied, including Timbuktu. French President Francois Hollande bathed in the cheers ... occupying it. His arrival comes three weeks after France unilaterally launched a military intervention in order to stem the advance of the al-Qaida-linked fighters, and since then French troops have ...




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