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Chinese troops bolster UN peacekeeping mission in Mali
French-led forces take control of key north Mali town, US to help refuel warplanes

The seizure of Gao, the most populated town in Mali’s northern region, was announced by the French defence ministry and confirmed by Malian security sources on Saturday.

27 Jan 2013 - 10:27AM

The seizure of Gao, the most populated town in Mali’s northern region, was announced by the French defence ministry and confirmed by Malian security sources on Saturday.

French-led forces take control of key north Mali town, US to help refuel warplanes
Hollande says Mali terrorism forced back but 'not defeated yet'

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 intervention, Hollande told Malians it was time for Africans to take the lead but that France would not abandon them.

3 Feb 2013 - 1:36PM

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 intervention, Hollande told Malians it was time for Africans to take the lead but that France would not abandon them.

Hollande says Mali terrorism forced back but 'not defeated yet'
Islamists claim victory over Tuaregs in north Mali

One of the Islamist groups that seized northern Mali earlier this year was claiming victory on Sunday over Tuareg fighters who tried to dislodge them.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

One of the Islamist groups that seized northern Mali earlier this year was claiming victory on Sunday over Tuareg fighters who tried to dislodge them.

Islamists claim victory over Tuaregs in north Mali
French, Malian troops push north as African defence chiefs meet
Three Mali Islamists killed in Timbuktu ‘clean-up’ raid

At least three Islamists were killed in Timbuktu on Monday during a sweep by French and Malian soldiers after a deadly weekend battle in the fabled Saharan city, a military source said.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

At least three Islamists were killed in Timbuktu on Monday during a sweep by French and Malian soldiers after a deadly weekend battle in the fabled Saharan city, a military source said.

Three Mali Islamists killed in Timbuktu ‘clean-up’ raid