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French troops to handover control of Timubktu to Mali

Feb 05, 2013

French troops to handover control of Timubktu to Mali

The French military intervention is now turning away from the cities and targeting the fighters' remote outposts to prevent them bases from being used as Saharan launch pads for international terrorism. #France #NewsTracker #Mali #Timbuktu #Mali islamists
French president Hollande visits Mali to cheers of support

Feb 03, 2013

French president Hollande visits Mali to cheers of support

French President Francois Hollande was cheered thousands of people of this embattled city on Saturday, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted into Timbuktu to liberate the fabled city from the radical Islamists occupying it. #NewsTracker #Mali #Franois Hollande #Timbuktu
Mali operation a success, says France defence minister

Jan 31, 2013

Mali operation a success, says France defence minister

But Le Drian told France Inter radio that doesn't mean that the military risks and combat are finished. He says the French don't intend to stay but "this isn't the time to disengage." #France #NewsTracker #Mali #Timbuktu #Islamists #Gao #Jean-Yves Le Drian
Fleeing Islamists leave trail of destruction in Timbuktu

Jan 29, 2013

Fleeing Islamists leave trail of destruction in Timbuktu

Islamist rebels on the run have left destroyed several landmarks in Timbuktu. #NewsTracker #Mali #Timbuktu
Rebels torch library as French, Malian troops take control of Timbuktu

Jan 29, 2013

Rebels torch library as French, Malian troops take control of Timbuktu

The United States and European Union are backing a French-led intervention in Mali aimed at removing the threat of radical Islamist jihadists. #United States #NewsTracker #French #Mali #Timbuktu #Mali islamists