1 day ago
They include two refugees who died in the Mangaize camp, currently housing 15,000 refugees in the Tillaberi region of Niger, located close to the Malian border.
94 days ago
A French military official says that hundreds of Malian and French forces are now in the town of Bourem, a jihadist stronghold not far from the region's largest city.
100 days ago
The dramatic attack Sunday highlights the challenges ahead for the Malian and French forces, who initially drove the militants out of the city after facing little resistance.
110 days ago
In a report released Friday, Amnesty International cited witnesses saying the Malian army had arrested more than 24 civilians on the eve of the French-led intervention on Jan. 11.
112 days ago
The capture of Kidal came just days after French and Malian forces retook two other provincial capitals - Gao and Timbuktu - that also had been under harsh Islamic rule for nearly 10 months.
114 days ago
Thierry Burkhard said Monday that there had been no combat with the Islamists who have ruled Timbuktu for nearly 10 months, but he said the French and Malian forces do not yet control the town.
119 days ago
One thing the Islamists didn't take - the gris-gris, or talismans, that members of the Malian military wore for protection, but the army will need more than charms to effectively fight the rebels.
120 days ago
The announcement that Douentza was again in government hands came Monday, the same day French and Malian forces again patrolled the streets of Diabaly after nearly a week of Islamist rule.
122 days ago
Video from a Malian town which radical Islamists fled after days of French airstrikes shows the street dotted with burned out vehicles and scattered bullets.
123 days ago
When Diabaly fell on Monday, local authorities admitted the Malian troops at two nearby military camps also retreated from the area without a fight.
125 days ago
"France's short celebratory honeymoon in halting Islamist gains in Mali was dashed at Diabaly, when an Islamist force routed roughly 200 Malian troops from a small garrison in the village.
128 days ago
Despite intensive aerial bombardments by French warplanes, Islamist insurgents grabbed more territory in Mali on Monday and got much closer to the capital, French and Malian authorities said.
131 days ago
Malian President Dioncounda Traore has sought help from France, the country's former colonial power, to stop the rebels, who control the northern half of the country and are heading south.