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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...

WATCH: Tanks Or Talks In Mali?

Posted 02.04.2013 | World

The U.S., E.U. and Japan are giving millions to fund weapons, troops and air strikes in Mali. France launched a military intervention to help the Mali...

French Troops To Quit Timbuktu This Week

AP | BABA AHMED | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — In a new phase of the Mali conflict, French airstrikes targeted the fuel depots and desert hideouts of Islamic extremists in no...

Hours After Hollande Visit, France Launches New Mali Air Strikes

AP | KRISTA LARSON and THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 04.05.2013 | World

GOSSI, Mali — French troops launched airstrikes on Islamic militant training camps and arms depots around Kidal and Tessalit in Mali's far north...

Mali Suspects Tortured By Waterboarding

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — Three suspected jihadists arrested in the days since the liberation of Timbuktu said Friday that Malian soldiers were torturing...

Liberation Brings New Hopes, Fears To Mali

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — A leaflet listing the regulations for women under Islamist rule now lies in dirt here at the tribunal in Timbuktu. Rule No. 1: ...

FM: French Troops To Leave Mali 'Quickly'

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

SEVARE, Mali — French forces met no resistance Wednesday in Kidal, the Islamists' last major town, as the two-week-old mission scored another su...

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...

U.S. Steps Up To Support French Military In Mali

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

WASHINGTON -- The United States has decided to provide additional support to the French military in its war against Islamic militants in Mali by condu...

Mali Delivering a Harsh Lesson About the New Normal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Today it is exactly those countries that were considered of relatively less strategic importance to the West that are becoming the focus of AQ and other Islamic extremists.

French, Malian Troops Track Down Fleeing Militants

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

By Adama Diarra GAO, Mali Jan 28 (Reuters) - French-backed Malian troops searched through Timbuktu for Islamist rebel fighters on Mon...

French And Malian Forces Head Toward Timbuktu

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 03.29.2013 | World

SEVARE, Mali — French and Malian forces pushed toward the fabled desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, as the two-week-long French mission gathered...

US to Provide Aerial Refueling to French Warplanes in Mali Conflict

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.29.2013 | World
Dorian de Wind

The U.S. is providing strategic airlift support to the French military intervention in Mali. The aerial refueling issue is a specially sensitive one as it "would bring the American involvement to a new level, directly supporting military attacks."

Malian Child Soldier Tells His Tale From Prison

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

SEVARE, Mali -- The boy sits with his knees tucked under his chest on the concrete floor of the police station here, his adolescent face a tableau of ...

France: U.S., Obama Should Step Up In Mali

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - France's military intervention in Mali has revived trans-Atlanti...

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...

U.S. Planes Arrive In Mali

AP | KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

SEGOU, Mali — American planes transported French troops and equipment to Mali, a U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday, as Malian and French forc...

In Mali, Time to Defeat Poverty, the Terrorists' Long Term Ally

David Gosset | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
David Gosset

The French military action to counter extremism did not affect the cohesion of the UN Security Council, now it is time for a unified community of nations to battle economic exclusion, the long term ally of terrorism.

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...

Islamist Rebels Gone From Malian Stronghold

AP | KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

SEGOU, Mali -- Malian and French forces pushed into Islamist-held northern Mali, taking control of a town that the armed extremists abandoned after ru...