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French Forces Drive Out Militants in Northern Mali Town

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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French airstrikes in Mali’s key northern town of Konna have driven back Islamist militants who had captured the town earlier this week. Officials said Saturday that French forces had pushed rebels from Konna. The Islamists’ takeover of the town had placed the militants within 25 kilometers of Mopti, the northernmost city under Malian government control. […]

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French Forces Drive Out Militants in Northern Mali Town

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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France’s prime minister says French forces continued air strikes in Mali Saturday, driving Islamists militants out of the northern town of Konna. Militants had captured the town earlier this week. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said French forces are also preparing for any rebel surge on the Malian capital, Bamako. He said troops will remain in […]

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Mali Government Soldiers Fire Warning Shots at Rebels

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Malian soldiers fired at Islamist fighters who tried to push toward the government-controlled south of the country Tuesday. Military sources say soldiers fired “warning shots” overnight to halt the advance of fighters toward Mopti, a government stronghold about 650 kilometers northeast of the capital, Bamako. The French news agency, AFP, says the fighters retreated after […]

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Mali Government Soldiers Fire Warning Shots at Rebels

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Malian soldiers have fired artillery at Islamist fighters who tried to push toward the government-controlled south of the country. Military sources said Tuesday that soldiers fired “warning shots” overnight to halt the advance of fighters toward Mopti, a government stronghold about 650 kilometers northeast of the capital, Bamako. The French news agency says the fighters […]

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Mali Gov’t Soldiers Fire Warning Shots at Rebels

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Malian soldiers have fired artillery at Islamist fighters who tried to push toward the government-controlled south of the country. Military sources said Tuesday that soldiers fired “warning shots” overnight to halt the advance of fighters toward Mopti, a government stronghold about 650 kilometers northeast of the capital, Bamako. The French News Agency says the fighters […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy More Timbuktu Mausoleums

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants are tearing down more ancient mausoleums in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu. Witnesses and tourism officials say rebels from the Ansar Dine group began destroying the mausoleums Sunday with pickaxes. The militants destroyed several mausoleums in the city in July, after the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, put Timbuktu on its list of […]

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Mali Islamists Destroy More Timbuktu Mausoleums

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants are tearing down more ancient mausoleums in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu. Witnesses and tourism officials say rebels from the Ansar Dine group began destroying the mausoleums Sunday with pickaxes. The militants destroyed several mausoleums in the city in July, after the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, put Timbuktu on its list of […]

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Mali’s Prime Minister Resigns

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s interim Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra has resigned, just hours after he was arrested by soldiers as he was allegedly trying to leave the country. Mr. Diarra made a brief statement on national television early Tuesday, announcing his departure. Officials say soldiers loyal to Captain Amadou Sanogo, who led Mali’s coup earlier this year, […]

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UN Urges ‘Swift’ Action on Mali

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has called for a “swift” response to the crisis in Mali, saying the situation there threatens regional peace and security. The 15-nation Council said Monday that a comprehensive and strategic approach is needed that includes restoring Mali’s territorial integrity and preventing further destabilization of other countries in Africa’s Sahel region. Rebels […]

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Mauritania’s Aziz Leaves for Paris, Warns Against Mali Intervention

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Aziz is heading back to France for more medical treatment for the bullet wounds he sustained last month. In a news conference late Thursday, Mr. Aziz said he would spend five to ten days undergoing medical tests in Paris. He returned to Mauritania from France less than a week ago, after […]

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