Malian Civilians Caught in Crossfire
The latest flare up of fighting in the northern town of Gao has raised fresh fears for the hundreds of thousands of refugees forced from their homes by the Islamist-led violence.
Magharebia, 8 February 2013
A suicide bomber blew himself up near a group of Malian soldiers in Gao, AFP reported on Friday (February 8th). An officer was injured in the attack, which came one day after the… Read more »
RFI, 9 February 2013
Villagers in north Mali arrested two young men with explosives strapped to their bodies on Saturday, witnesses report. On Friday a man blew himself up in the main city of Gao, the… Read more »
Communities are in need of humanitarian intervention following the recent military intervention in Gao.
RFI, 7 February 2013
France has asked the UN to take rover the command of forces in Mali as Paris prepares to start pulling its troops out next month. French and Malian troops have seized major towns… Read more »
Magharebia, 6 February 2013
Malian and French troops clashed with Islamist rebels near Gao on Tuesday (February 5th), AFP reported. The al-Qaeda-linked militants struck back with rocket fire, French Defence… Read more »
RFI, 6 February 2013
French and Malian troops suffered casualties in clashes with Islamist fighters near northern Mali's main town, Gao, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. He vowed… Read more »