French and Mali Forces Retake Gao, TimbuktuResidents of Gao and Timbuktu in Mali's northern region have expressed relief after French and Malian forces recaptured the towns from rebel fighters.
Tunis Afrique Presse, 28 January 2013
French-led troops in Mali have taken control of the airport in the key northern city of Timbuktu, French military officials say. Read more »
RFI, 28 January 2013
Islamists torched a building where priceless ancient manuscripts were stored, as they fled Mali's famous desert city of Timbuktu, which French-led troops were surrounding on… Read more »
RFI, 27 January 2013
The French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, says French and Malian troops are advancing north towards Timbuktu as the operation against Islamist militants enters its 17th day. Read more »
Magharebia, 27 January 2013
French-led troops were advancing on Timbuktu on Sunday (January 27th) after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist militant groups in the north of… Read more »
RFI, 26 January 2013
The French defence minister says French-led forces have wrested control of the airport at the Islamist stronghold of Gao northeast of the Mali capital Bamako. Read more »
RFI, 25 January 2013
French and Malian troops were advancing on Gao on Friday and had taken the nearby town of Hombori. More than 9,000 refugees have fled northern Mali since the French joined the… Read more »
UN News, 25 January 2013
The ongoing crisis in Mali is having far-reaching effects in West Africa and the Sahel, a United Nations envoy said today, stressing that the situation there illustrated the… Read more »
French forces in Mali.