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

    SAnews.gov.za, 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 »

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  • Mali:  France Launches Air Strikes Against Rebels

    This Day, 12 January 2013

    Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore Friday declared a state of emergency as government forces battled to hold back al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters threatening to push... read more »

  • Mali:  France Suffers First Loss in Mali Air Strikes

    Radio France Internationale, 12 January 2013

    France has its first soldier in the offensive against Mali's Islamist rebels - a helicopter pilot was injured and later died as French military gave aerial support to the Malian... read more »

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Mali army training.