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Breaking News: French take mystical Timbuktu from al-Qaida
Posted by: Robert Weller

Tombouctou :: Mali | updated 2013-03-12 20:56:23 -0700 | disasters-news

French Foreign Legion soldiers, backed by increasing US logistical support, took mystical Timbuktu on Sunday, scattering the remaining al-Qaida backed rebels seeking to create a new Afghanistan in the desert nation of Mali. Reuters said they met no resistance. The...
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Breaking News: French warplanes pound al-Qaida rebels in Mali
Posted by: Robert Weller

Bamako :: Mali | updated 2013-01-16 15:58:02 -0800 | disasters-news

A major French military intervention succeeded in stopping al-Qaida backed rebels just days before they would have taken the Mali capital of Bamako, French officials confirmed on Sunday. The Guardian, quoting a senior Mali government official, reported: "Mali is now...
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Breaking News: Mali fights: French troops enter last stronghold of Islamic militants
Posted by: Kamran Ahmed

Kidal :: Mali | updated 2013-02-02 12:19:16 -0800 | disasters-news

French troops have reportedly entered Kidal, the last stronghold of the Islamic militants in northern Mali, taking control of the airport that was still in rebel hands. The development came after the militants fled from two other major settlements in...
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Breaking News: Chadian forces kill two al-Qaida leaders, including 'Marlboro Man'
Posted by: Robert Weller

Gao :: Mali | updated 2013-03-05 11:04:50 -0800 | disasters-news

Chadian forces fighting alongside the French military in Mali say they have killed two al-Qaida leaders, including the elusive “Marlboro Man.” Reuters reports that Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed Saturday. He was accused of leading the attack on an Algerian natural...
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Breaking News: EU backs French military intervention in Mali

Bamako :: Mali | updated 2013-01-20 14:13:57 -0800 | disasters-news

Countries of the European Union voted Thursday to back French military intervention in Mali, including forces to help train the Malian army. The decision falls short of offering military support to help French forces in their armed offensive against Islamist...
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Breaking News: France calls for Mali peace talks
Posted by: Robert Weller

Tombouctou :: Mali | updated 2013-02-03 14:51:23 -0800 | disasters-news

After fighter planes, paratroopers and armored cars have driven al-Qaida-backed rebels into the Sahara, France is calling for Mali peace talks. "This political process now has to advance concretely," French foreign ministry spokesman Philippe Lalliot said Wednesday, Agence France...
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Breaking News: Despite Hollande's visit, French intervention in Mali is far from over
Posted by: aymaan30 SelectMedia

Ségou :: Mali | updated 2013-09-30 18:07:08 -0700 | disasters-news

Amid the news of French forces liberating the Saharan town of Timbuktu from fundamentalist Muslim rebels, a jubilant French President Francois Hollande arrived in Mali on Saturday to boost the confidence of his forces. Malians chanted "Thank you, France!" and...
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Posted by: Kamran Ahmed

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2013-03-11 17:08:41 -0700 | disasters-news

South Korea successfully launched a rocket into space Wednesday, giving a boost to its domestic space work and meeting head-on the challenge of its hostile neighbor, North Korea, which successfully launched a rocket the previous month. South Korean officials said...
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Posted by: Robert Weller

Bamako :: Mali | updated 2013-03-21 05:02:17 -0700 | disasters-news

The French army, gaining backing from African nations, began driving al-Qaida-backed Islamist rebels from the towns of Diabaly and Konna Friday, the BBC reported. Al Jazeera said French and Malian troops seized the strategic town. More than 1,000 French soldiers...
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Breaking News: Al-Qaida opens second front in desert war, taking Americans and other prisoners
Posted by: Robert Weller

Bamako :: Mali | updated 2013-01-19 15:43:01 -0800 | disasters-news

While French Foreign Legionaires were fighting hand-to-hand against Al-Qaida led Islamists in the north and west of Mali, a separate group of militants took up to 41 foreigners prisoner across the border in Algeria. Two foreign nationals, one British, have...
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Breaking News: Mali’s Islamist rebels using child soldiers
Posted by: Robert Weller

Bamako :: Mali | updated 2013-01-18 15:28:28 -0800 | disasters-news

Human Rights Watch says the Mali al-Qaida Islamist rebels are using child soldiers, putting them in the line of fire of French warplanes. “These Islamist groups have no business recruiting children into their ranks, much less putting them on the...
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Breaking News: As the French drive north in Mali, US must consider affirmative action

Bamako :: Mali | updated 2013-08-17 00:53:20 -0700 | disasters-news

French forces continue their drive north in Mali, but reports that Islamist militants have now fled the key Malian town of Diabaly are not yet to be taken at face value, according to the French officials. It had previously been...
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Breaking News: Two French journalists kidnapped, killed in Mali
Posted by: Robert Myles

Kidal :: Mali | updated 2013-11-06 14:22:20 -0800 | disasters-news

Two French journalists attached to Radio France International (RFI) were murdered in Mali, North Africa, Saturday, just hours after they were reported captured by insurgents. The two journalists were identified as Ghislaine Dupont, 57, and sound technician, Claude Verlon, 55....
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Posted by: northsunm32

Gao :: Mali | updated 2013-03-10 16:59:24 -0700 | disasters-news

In a sign that militants are still present in cities and adjoining areas that have been captured by French and Malian troops, the city of Gao has been attacked from across the Niger river by heavily armed militants. An armed...
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Breaking News: US Special Forces operations in Mali
Posted by: northsunm32

Bamako :: Mali | updated 2012-07-26 17:01:08 -0700 | political-news

An article in the Washington Post by Craig Whitlock reveals some details about U.S. Special Forces operations in Mali. He has a fascinating story about the crash of a jeep back on April 20 in the capital Bamako. The jeep...
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