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US Condemns Attacks in Northern Mali

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has condemned attacks by armed groups on towns in northern Mali. A spokeswoman for the State Department, Victoria Nuland, told reporters in Washington Thursday that the United States is concerned about the continued violence in northern Mali towns. She called for a resumption of dialogue toward a peaceful resolution to the ongoing […]

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Army: 45 Rebels Killed in Fighting in Northern Mali

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s military says it killed 45 pro-Taureg rebels in fighting this week in the country’s north near the Algerian border. Army officials say two soldiers were killed during the clashes in the towns of Aguelhok and Tessalit. A rebel spokesman denied the army’s claim, telling the Reuters news agency that as many as 40 government […]

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Tuareg Rebels Attack More Towns in Northern Mali

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Malian troops clashed with nomadic Tuareg rebels during their attempt to seize control of towns in the north of the country. The fighting erupted Wednesday around the northern towns of Aguelhok and Tessalit. Witnesses say the rebels arrived in Aguelhok around 5 a.m. local time and targeted the nearby military barracks. No casualties have been […]

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Tuareg Rebels Attack Town in Northern Mali

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say Tuareg rebels have attacked a town in northern Mali, sparking a fight with government troops. Tuesday’s clashes occurred in the town of Menaka, where Tuareg nomads launched assaults in an effort to take control. Witnesses say fighting continued until about midday when military reinforcements were brought in. Hundreds of ethnic Tuaregs recently returned […]

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Al Qaida Groups Claims Responsibility for Kidnappings

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The North African branch of al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for two kidnappings in Mali last month but denied being involved in a recent abduction of foreigners in Algeria. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb said it was behind the kidnapping of two French tourists from their hotel room in eastern Mali on November 24. It also […]

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Foreigners Evacuated From City in Mali Following Kidnappings

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities have begun evacuating foreigners from Mali’s ancient city of Timbuktu, a day after a tourist was killed and three kidnapped in the latest attack believed carried out by al-Qaida-linked militants. The foreigners were flown Saturday to other parts of the country. Officials say gunmen kidnapped Swedish, Dutch and South African nationals Friday and killed […]

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1 Tourist Killed 3 Kidnapped in Mali

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Mali say one tourist was killed and three were kidnapped when gunmen burst into a restaurant in the county’s ancient city of Timbuktu. Witnesses say the four tourists were led to a vehicle outside the restaurant Friday, and when one tried to resist, he was shot and killed. The director of tourism in […]

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Two French Nationals Kidnapped in Mali

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Two French nationals have been kidnapped in Mali. Local sources say gunmen abducted the two early Thursday from their hotel in the town of Hombori, in eastern Mali near the border with Niger. They say the two French citizens work for a cement company. The French Foreign Ministry confirmed the kidnapping and said it is […]

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Two French Nationals Kidnapped in Mali

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Two French nationals have been kidnapped in Mali. Local sources say gunmen abducted the two early Thursday from their hotel in the town of Hombori, in eastern Mali near the border with Niger. They say the two French citizens work for a cement company. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Al-Qaida-linked militants have kidnapped […]

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Officials: Gadhafi’s Intelligence Chief in Mali

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Niger say Moammar Gadhafi’s intelligence chief, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, is now in the west African nation of Mali. The officials, who did not want to be identified, say Abdullah al-Senussi passed through Niger and into the Malian desert with the help of ethnic Tuaregs, who were mostly supportive […]

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