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Mali Islamists

Joshua Hersh

Mali's Top Islamic Leader Pushes Conservative Values

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- When radical Islamists surged across northern Mali last year, temporarily seizing control of major cities and imposing a harsh form of...

Joshua Hersh

Timbuktu Suicide Bombing Raises Fears Of Renewed Violence In Mali

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- A spate of violence in Mali's restive north has triggered new fears that Islamist rebels, weakened during a French military interventi...

The Terror Diaspora

Nick Turse | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Nick Turse

Ten years after Washington began pouring taxpayer dollars into counterterrorism and stability efforts across Africa, the continent has experienced profound changes, just not those the U.S. sought.

What Mali Tells Us About Ideology and al-Qaeda

Peter Henne | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Peter Henne

What does this mean for us? Well, it's both good and bad. It's good because the extreme ideology of the group likely contributed to its downfall in Mali. It's bad because calls for pragmatism -- which would moderate its more severe violence -- may fall short.

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...

David Wood

In Algeria And Mali, Al Qaeda-Tied Terrorists Pose Challenge For U.S. Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Sharpened by combat over more than a decade of intense counter-terrorist operations across Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. special operations...

Mali: Low-Hanging Fruit for France

Morgan Lorraine Roach | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Morgan Lorraine Roach

Halting the advance of Islamist militants in Mali is not the same has defeating them. Now that France has committed itself to the crisis, Hollande will need to better define France's mission in Mali and outline how long French forces will remain there.

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 ...

Mali Declares State Of Emergency

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore declared a state of emergency on Friday as government forces battled to hold b...

Radical Islamists Execute Man In Public

Posted 10.03.2012 | World

By BABA AHMED, The Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali -- Radical Islamists in northern Mali executed a man on Tuesday evening who had been accused of killi...

Malian Thief Describes Horrific Amputation

Posted 09.13.2012 | World

By BABA AHMED and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, The Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali -- Speaking from his hospital bed, a young man whose hand and foot were am...

Morocco Knows How to Win in Sahara

Ben Barber | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Ben Barber

Thirty years ago I rode across the Western Sahara with Polisario guerrillas, who are very much like the rebels and Islamists in Mali.

Gunbattle In Northern Mali Kills At Least 20

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

BAMAKO, June 27 (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed in a gunbattle in the northern Mali town of Gao on Wednesday between local Tuareg separat...