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Armed Islamists Destroy Timbuktu Sites

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Armed Malian Islamists are destroying shrines and mausoleums in Timbuktu. Witnesses told VOA Saturday that members of the Ansar Dine Islamist group are attacking the historic sites with axes and other instruments. Witnesses say the mausoleum of a revered Muslim saint, Sidi Mahmoud, has been destroyed. Timbuktu has been listed by UNESCO as an endangered […]

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West African Leaders Discuss Crisis in Mali

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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West African leaders are meeting Friday to discuss the latest developments in Mali, where recent clashes between Islamist rebels and Tuareg separatists have killed at least 20 people. The extraordinary two-day summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will also focus on ongoing security concerns in Guinea Bissau, another coup-struck country in […]

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Islamists Militants Stream Into Northern Mali Town After Victory

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants are streaming into the northern Mali town of Gao, one day after ousting a Tuareg rebel group in clashes that killed at least 20 people. The al-Qaida-linked militant group known as MUJAO (The Unity Movement for Jihad in West Africa) took complete control of Gao from the MNLA ( National Movement for the […]

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Islamists Oust Tuareg Rebels From Northern Mali Town

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants have brought more fighters to the northern Mali town of Gao, one day after ousting a Tuareg rebel group in clashes that killed at least 20 people. The al-Qaida-linked militant group known as MUJAO (The Unity Movement for Jihad in West Africa) took complete control of Gao from the MNLA ( National Movement […]

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Islamists Oust Tuareg Rebels From Northern Mali Town

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants have brought more fighters to the northern Mali town of Gao, one day after ousting a Tuareg rebel group in clashes that killed at least 20 people. The al-Qaida-linked militant group known as MUJAO (The Unity Movement for Jihad in West Africa) took complete control of Gao from the MNLA on Wednesday. Witnesses […]

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Islamists Segregate Boys, Girls in Mali School

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Even before they seized full control of the Malian city of Gao this week, Islamist militants imposed sharia law on the town’s residents. VOA French to Africa reporter Idriss Fall, who spent several days in Gao last week, found the restrictions extended to the city’s lone operating school, where militants forced teachers to segregate boys […]

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Clashes in N. Mali Kill 20

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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(new info grafs 2-3, edits throughout)) Witnesses in northern Mali say at least 20 people were killed Wednesday in clashes between Islamist militants and rebels fighting for a separate Tuareg state in the region. A VOA reporter said the al-Qaida-linked group MUJAO (The Unity Movement for Jihad in West Africa) seized control of a key […]

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Clashes in N. Mali Kill 20

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in northern Mali say clashes between Islamist militants and Tuareg rebels Wednesday killed at least 20 people. A VOA reporter said the al-Qaida-linked MUJAO militant group was able to seize control of Gao from the separatist group MNLA. There were exchanges of heavy weapons fire throughout the day. After the fighting, he said militants […]

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Tuareg Rebels, Islamist Militants Clash in Northern Mali

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in northern Mali say Islamist militants have taken over the town of Gao after clashing with Tuareg rebels Wednesday. A VOA reporter said the MUJAO militant group was able to push the Tuareg separatist MNLA from the town after exchanging heavy weapons fire throughout the day. After the fighting, he said militants reportedly looted […]

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Tuareg Rebels, Islamist Militants Clash in Northern Mali

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in a restive northern Mali town say fighting has broken out between Taureg rebels and Islamist militants. Residents say gunfire erupted in the center of Gao on Wednesday between the Tuareg separatist MNLA and the MUJAO militant group. A VOA reporter says residents took shelter in their homes as the two sides fire heavy […]

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