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  1. News - World - MALI

    Looting mars liberation as French and Malian troops secure Timbuktu

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... hampered deployment of nearly 6,000 west African troops under the African-led force for Mali (AFISMA), which is expected to take over the offensive from the French army. So far, 2,000 African ... Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was a little more cautious than the Timbuktu mayor, saying in a television interview: "French and Malian forces are liberating the city. It's ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    Radical Islamists launch attack on Malian city of Gao

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

    ... it was liberated by French forces in January. The assault indicates that the radical Islamists remain entrenched and able to attack despite the thousands of French troops who have liberated most ... The Islamists entered via Quatrieme Quartier, and the army went to meet them and was able to push them back,” said Diallo. “There is another group that entered via the river, but they too were pushed ...

  3. News - World - MALI

    Tuareg separatists offer military help to defeat Mali's Islamists

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

    ... 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 ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Separatists ready to help French and West African forces defeat their al-Qaeda-linked former allies, but don't want Malian army back in north Tuaregs ...

  4. News - World - MALI

    French president visits Mali to cheers of support

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

    ... and accolades of the thousands of people of this embattled Timbuktu on Saturday, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted to liberate the fabled city from the radical Islamists ... succeeded in ousting the rebels from the three main northern cities they occupied, including Timbuktu. “Alongside the Malians and the Africans, we have liberated this town. Today Timbuktu. Tomorrow ...

  5. News - World - MALI

    France to leave Mali from March

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

    ... 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 ... National Liberation Movement (MNLA), meanwhile said it had retaken Menaka, a town previously claimed by French-led forces. A Malian security source confirmed the Tuareg group was in the town 80km ...

  6. 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

    ... in Mali. French troops will remain in the region to carry out counter-terrorism operations. Ban raised fears that UN peacekeepers could face guerrilla attacks as the Malian army and African troops ... presidential election. The Malian army took Anefis, about 120 kilometres from Kidal after deadly clashes on Wednesday and has since moved closer to the Tuareg stronghold. Tuareg groups have had ...

  7. News - World - MALI

    More Islamist attacks feared in Mali

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Gao

    ... for the West African nation’s poorly equipped and deeply divided army. “We are in talks about sending more, in small quantities,” said Rosoboronexport chief Anatoly Isaikin, quoted by the Interfax news ... extremism, kidnapping, drug trafficking and organised crime are fuelling the unrest there. Mali’s army is struggling to restore security after a French-led military intervention helped it push out ...

  8. 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 city and checking whether any jihadists are still active or not.” The Islamists began their assault with a suicide bombing at an army checkpoint on the edge of Timbuktu that wounded a Malian ...

  9. 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 ... into government-held territory last week and seized Konna, about 700 kilometres by road from the capital Bamako, prompting France to intervene. While the Malian army earlier reported it had regained control ...

  10. News - World - MALI

    Macabre exhibit at Gao city hall of defeated Islamist fighters body parts

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... They died in a hail of Malian army gunfire. "We want to see them, we want to see them dead," said one resident. Some of the Islamist fighters' corpses had started decomposing. ... of fighting was on Thursday, when Malian soldiers fired heavy artillery and rocket-propelled grenades at the MUJAO fighters before calling the French army for help. The last Islamist fighter ...




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