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French Withdrawal From Mali Set For Late March

AP | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

PARIS -- President Francois Hollande says France may start pulling out its troops from a military intervention in Mali against Islamist extremists at ...

French, Chadian Troops Head For Strategic City In Northern Mali

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON and BABA AHMED | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — French troops may start pulling out of their anti-extremist operation in Mali as early as next month, handing over to a still-d...

French, Malian Soldiers Control Fabled Desert City

AP | JEROME DELAY and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — Residents in Mali's newly liberated city of Gao hunted down and beat suspected Islamist extremists who had not fled with their broth...

French Forces Seize Airport In Mali

AP | KRISTA LARSON and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

KONNA, Mali — French and Malian troops regained control of the airport and bridge of the crucial, northern city of Gao on Saturday, marking thei...

Malian Troops Advance Towards Islamist Stronghold

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.27.2013 | World

SEVARE, Mali — Islamic extremists based in the Malian town of Ansongo have destroyed a bridge near the Niger border, officials said on Friday, m...

Some Malian Rebels Want To Negotiate

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

SAN, Mali — Mali's rebel movement showed new signs of discord on Thursday in the wake of punishing French air strikes, with one wing of the Ansa...

Alarming Reports Of Executions And Other Grave Abuses By Troops In Mali

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

Human rights groups are alarmed by the growing number of reports about summary executions and arbitrary arrests by the Malian army. Human Rights W...

Mali Troops Accused Of Summary Executions

AP | BABA AHMED and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

DJENNE, Mali — Malian soldiers killed people accused of ties to radical Islamists at a bus stop around the time the French-led military interven...

Is Mali's Military Ready To Take Over From French?

AP | BABA AHMED | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

DIABALY, Mali -- Explosions rang out at 3 a.m. last week as the radical Islamists descended on the town of Diabaly, home to a Malian military camp. Re...

LOOK: Photo Of French Soldier Sparks MASSIVE Controversy

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

The image has been shared countless times on Twitter and even drew a response from high up in the French army. On Jan. 20, photographer Issouf San...

MALI CRISIS: Aid Groups Can't Reach Key Town

AP | BABA AHMED and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — French troops encircled a key Malian town on Friday to stop radical Islamists from striking closer to the capital, a French offic...

U.S. Sharing Mali Information With French Forces

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The United States is sharing information with French forces bat...

Tens Of Thousands Flee Fighting In Mali

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing the latest outbreak of fighting in ...