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  1. News - World - MALI

    Islamist rebels in Mali vow to strike at 'heart of France'

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to strike "at the heart" of France as it waged a fourth day of air raids against them. A local government official reported the jihadists had seized Diabaly, about 400 kilometres north ... stepped up security on home soil. "France has attacked Islam. We will strike at the heart of France," said a leader of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO). He ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    France strikes new Mali town, boosts troop numbers

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... were killed and many injured. A resident of a town some 20 kilometres from Diabaly told reporters he had seen armed Islamists fleeing after the strikes. President Francois Hollande, speaking from the French military base in Abu Dhabi, said the night’s strikes had “achieved their goal”. France and other UN Security Council countries want to speed up the deployment of a UN-mandated ...

  3. News - World - MALI

    UN-backed France sends more troops to Mali

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

    ... Araud said. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, of which Mali is a member, has called for a truce. France kept up its air strikes on Islamist rebels on Monday, ahead of the expected ...

  4. 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 ... strikes is near the border with Algeria, which was reluctantly drawn into the Malian conflict when it agreed to let French warplanes use its airspace. In retaliation, Islamist militants attacked ...

  5. News - World - MALI

    More Islamist attacks feared in Mali

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gao Russia reveals it is supplying guns to Mali’s government, Russia revealed on Wednesday it was supplying guns to Mali’s government, as French troops defused a massive bomb in the north of the country, the latest bid by Islamist rebels to strike back. The head of Russia’s arms export agency said it had delivered small amounts of light weapons ...

  6. News - World - MALI

    Suicide bomber hits north Mali, troops clash in capital

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

    ... with repeated air strikes over the past few days aimed at knocking out Islamist bases, the French army said, adding that French troops were now in control of Tessalit. ‘Our concern is that they may come ...

  7. News - World - MALI

    France to leave Mali from March

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

    ... their northern strongholds into remote mountainous terrain in the far northeast, near the Algerian border. The defence ministry said the militants died in French air strikes on vehicles transporting ...

  8. News - World - MALI

    French-backed Malian troops reclaim key town from rebels

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... Konna,” he said. A security source said Malian soldiers were backed by French air strikes to ease their entry into the town. After the victory in Konna, a significant boost for the embattled ...

  9. News - World - MALI

    French troops begin withdrawal from Timbuktu

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

    ... Burkhard said fighters flew around 30 sorties during the night of February 2-3, striking 20 targets. French troops are in control of the Kidal airport, while the city and surroundings are patrolled ...



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