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Aug 15, 2017
Mali: Nine dead as UN bases come under attack from six gunmenBamako: Gunmen attacked two United Nations bases in Mali, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, the UN said, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country.
Jun 26, 2017
Al-Qaeda releases Swede held hostage for six years in Mali, says foreign ministryA Swede held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed to head home, and is doing well although he is "overwhelmed" by his release.
Feb 05, 2013
French troops to handover control of Timubktu to MaliThe 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.
Feb 03, 2013
French president Hollande visits Mali to cheers of supportFrench 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.
Jan 31, 2013
Mali operation a success, says France defence ministerBut 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."
Jan 29, 2013
Fleeing Islamists leave trail of destruction in TimbuktuIslamist rebels on the run have left destroyed several landmarks in Timbuktu.
Jan 29, 2013
Rebels torch library as French, Malian troops take control of TimbuktuThe United States and European Union are backing a French-led intervention in Mali aimed at removing the threat of radical Islamist jihadists.
Jan 28, 2013
Forces secure access to Timbuktu, says FranceThe move marked the latest inroad by the two-week-old French mission to oust radical Islamists from the northern half of Mali, which they seized more than nine months ago.
Jan 28, 2013
Malians celebrate as French troops near TimbuktuThe weekend gains made at Gao and Timbuktu by the French and Malian troops capped a two-week whirlwind intervention by France in its former Sahel colony, which has driven al Qaeda-allied militant fighters northwards into the desert and mountains.
Apr 05, 2012
Timbuktu: from city of myth to rebel stronghold in MaliWhen turban-swathed Tuareg rebels swept into Timbuktu on Sunday to plant the flag of their northern Mali homeland, they found very few tourists in the bars, hotels, museums, mosques and libraries of the fabled and ancient Saharan trading town.