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.


  • Mali:  Mali Suicide Bomber Targets Troops

    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 »

  • Mali:  Suicide Bombers Appear in North

    Radio France Internationale, 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.

  • Mali:  UN Considers French Request to Take Over Intervention Force

    Radio France Internationale, 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 »

  • Mali:  Al-Qaeda Fighters Killed in Gao

    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 »

  • Mali:  French, Malian Troops Clash With Militants Around Gao

    Radio France Internationale, 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 »