Islamist Leader Reported Killed in Mali Fight

French Mirage fighter jets have pounded Mali for a third day and a top Islamist leader was reported killed as African troops headed to the west African country.
  • Mali:  Rebel Leader Killed in French Air Strikes

    Radio France Internationale, 13 January 2013

    French Mirage fighter jets on Sunday pounded Mali for a third day and a top Islamist leader was reported killed as African troops headed to the west African country. read more »

  • Mali:  Nigeria Sends Military Help to Mali

    Vanguard, 12 January 2013

    The federal Government has sent an air force technical team and the commander of a planned African-led force to Mali to assist the country's military as it battles Islamists, a ... read more »

  • Mali:  Security Council to Hold Urgent Talks on Fighting, 14 January 2013

    The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on Monday at France's request to discuss the situation in Mali, while Paris got authorization to use Algeria's airspace for its ... read more »

  • Mali:  Panic in Mopti As Rebels Move Southward

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 11 January 2013

    Following the takeover by Islamist rebels of Konna, a town 55km from Mopti in central Mali, hundreds of residents are fleeing to areas further south, according to eye-witnesses. read more »



  • Mali:  UN Security Council Expresses 'Grave Concern' Over Reports of Rebel Military Activity

    UN News Service, 11 January 2013

    The United Nations Security Council has expressed grave concern over the reported military movements and attacks by terrorist and extremist groups in northern Mali, in particular ... read more »

  • Mali:  France Steps In to Back Bamako

    Radio France Internationale, 11 January 2013

    France will respond urgently to Mali's appeal for help to repel an Islamist offensive but will only act under the authorisation of the United Nations, French President Francois ... read more »

  • Mali:  Algeria, Spain Back UN Bid to End Crisis

    Magharebia, 11 January 2013

    In a joint declaration issued from Algiers on Thursday (January 10th), Algeria and Spain called for the "restoration of territorial integrity, sovereignty and constitutional order" ... read more »

  • Mali:  United Nations Concerned Over Reports of Rebel Military Movements in Northern Mali

    UN News Service, 10 January 2013

    The United Nations is concerned about the reported military movements of rebel groups along the frontline in northern Mali, as well as related tensions, a spokesperson for the ... read more »


  • Mali:  Rebels Launch New Assault

    Magharebia, 9 January 2013

    Malian troops received reinforcements in the central town of Mopti on Tuesday night (January 8th), AFP reported. read more »

  • Mali:  As Nations Plot an Offensive in Mali, Rebels Edge South

    Moroccan American Center for Policy, 9 January 2013

    Al Qaeda-backed rebels advanced toward southern Mali, stoking fears of an expanding conflict as the United Nations weighs how to help African troops recapture the country's north ... read more »

  • Mali:  Civilian Militias Join Counter-Terror Fight

    Magharebia, 9 January 2013

    The task of freeing northern Mali from the grip of radical Islamists is no longer limited to outside mediators, African military forces and the Bamako government. Citizens are also ... read more »

  • Mali:  Al-Qaeda Leads Attack On Malian Troops

    Magharebia, 8 January 2013

    Ansar al-Din on Monday (January 7th) launched an assault on a Malian army unit in Savare, 600km southwest of Gao, ANI reported. The armed Islamists were led by al-Qaeda in the ... read more »

  • Mali:  Ansar Al-Din Threat Stokes Sahel Fears

    Magharebia, 7 January 2013

    Malian Islamist group Ansar al-Din revoked its peace pledge last Thursday (January 3rd), upending talks with Bamako. read more »

  • Mali:  Al-Qaeda Targets More Mali Territory

    Magharebia, 6 January 2013

    Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Ansar al-Din fighters were spotted Saturday (January 5th) in a convoy of some 100 weapons-filled vehicles bound for the northern Mali ... read more »


Mali army training.