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Mali Rebels

Joshua Hersh

Timbuktu Suicide Bombing Raises Fears Of Renewed Violence In Mali | 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...

Fleeing Islamic Rebels Attack Malian Army

AP | BABA AHMED | Posted 02.22.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- Jihadist fighters fired two rockets at military points in Mali's northern city of Gao on Thursday after the military pushed fighters o...

French, Malian Troops Retake Key City From Islamists

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 04.13.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — Malian soldiers scoured the city of Gao on Monday for remnants of the radical Islamic fighters who invaded the town and engaged in a...

Mali Islamists Attack Troops In French-Held City

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — Black-robed Islamic extremists armed with AK-47 automatic rifles invaded Gao in wooden boats Sunday to launch a surprise attack on t...

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...

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: ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mali -- A Double Tale of Unintended Consequences

Barry Lando | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Barry Lando

It's very likely that the French and their allies-to-come in Mali will be battling rebel troops trained by the U.S. Special Forces.

Everything You Need To Know About Mali

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

By KRISTA LARSON -- The Associated Press Here's a close look at the West African nation of Mali, where French forces launched a military operation ...

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's Mosaic Of Armed Groups

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French w...

French Widen Bombing Campaign In Mali

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI AND BABA AHMED | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Despite a punishing bombardment by French warplanes, al-Qaida-linked insurgents grabbed more territory in Mali on Monday, seizing...

French Planes Bomb Mali District Capital Of Gao

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — French fighter jets bombed rebel targets in a major city in Mali's north Sunday, pounding the airport as well as training camps, ...

France Ready To Intervene In Mali

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

PARIS -- President Francois Hollande said Friday that France will be ready to intervene to stop al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali who have been moving...

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.

Malian Rebels Declare Cease-Fire After Push

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — The rebel group that recently seized control of Mali's remote north in a maneuver that effectively partitioned the country in two...

SPECTACULAR 'OWN-GOAL': Rebels Strike Northern Garrison After Coup

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

By Cheick Dioura and Adama Diarra GAO/BAMAKO, March 31 (Reuters) - Rebels in pick-up trucks loaded with heavy arms attacked the northe...