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French Intervention Mali

McCain: U.S. To Support French Intervention In Mali

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | World

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, April 2 (Reuters) - The United States will seek ways it can help French and African forces in Mali combat al...

France To Stay In Mali Until At Least July

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

PARIS — French troops will stay in the West African country of Mali at least until July, amid tougher-than-expected resistance from Islamic figh...

French Soldier Killed In Mali

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

PARIS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A French soldier has been killed while fighting Islamist rebels in northern Mali, French President Francois Hollande said ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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, 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...

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...

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...

David Wood

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

France Hits Islamist Strongholds In Mali

AP | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI AND BABA AHMED, The Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali -- Fighting erupted between Islamists and Malian soldiers in the city whose...

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 ...

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...

Intervention in Mali: Another Free Ride for China?

Barry Lando | Posted 03.15.2013 | World
Barry Lando

The risks of France's vague, open-ended venture -- which the U.S. has already indicated it will support -- are already being debated. What I find particularly ironic is that the country that has probably most to gain from the intervention is China.