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French special forces pilot Damien Boiteux killed in Mali attacks

This is the French military helicopter pilot killed as his country launched twin attacks in Africa against Islamist groups and a failed attempt to release a hostage. Lt Damien Boiteux, 41, was killed during operations against rebels in Mali, in what appears to be a dramatic new western military inte ...

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack on U.N. base in Mali | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016    

BAMAKO Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly attack on a U.N. police base in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu, a statement monitored by the SITE Intelligence group showed on Saturday.

Malian troops backed by U.N. helicopters recaptured the base in a former hotel hours after it was taken and a Malian commander and four attackers were killed. The precise numbe...

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