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Mali Militants

Malian Army Arrests Two Men With Explosives

AP | KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — Malian soldiers are fighting jihadists in their desert hideouts just outside Gao, the country's defense minister said Saturday, a da...

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...

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...

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 ...