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Mali Islamist Rebels

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...

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...

France To Launch Ground Assault In Mali Within Hours

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — French soldiers pressed north in Mali territory occupied by radical Islamists on Wednesday, launching a land assault that was to ...

France Leads All-Night Bombing Campaign In Mali

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaida-linked fighters, France pledged Tuesday to triple the s...

Radical Islamists Capture Another City In Mali

AP | BABA AHMED and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — France launched airstrikes Friday to help the government of Mali defeat al-Qaida-linked militants who captured more ground this w...