French Go It Alone in Northern Mali

Sources say the Malian general staff were not aware of the French plan to enter the northern town of Kidal, one of the Islamist rebels' last remaining strongholds.

  • Mali:   French Go It Alone in North

    RFI, 30 January 2013

    French troops have arrived in the northern Mali town of Kidal, driving Islamist rebels into the mountains. But the Malian general staff was not aware of the French plan, sources… Read more »

A French military transport plane. (file photo)

  • Mali:   Rebel Leaders Flee Kidal in North

    Magharebia, 30 January 2013

    Malian and French forces recaptured Kidal on Wednesday (January 30th), forcing the main Islamist chiefs to flee their last holdout in northern Mali, AFP reported. Read more »

  • Mali:   Troops Reclaim Timbuktu

    Magharebia, 29 January 2013

    Malian and French forces patrolled Timbuktu on Tuesday (January 29th). The troops on Monday reclaimed the city from Ansar al-Din Islamists and al-Qaeda offshoot MUJAO. Read more »

  • Mali:   French and Malian Soldiers Greeted With Joy By People of Timbuktu

    RFI, 29 January 2013

    RFI's correspondent described on Tuesday how the people of Timbuktu greeted French-led troops with delight as they entered the city. The Islamists who had controlled the town… Read more »