Locals In Northern Mali Join Islamist Militants In Hating On French, UN Troops
Along with UN peacekeepers, there are thousands of French soldiers fighting Islamists in Africa — and now tensions are emerging with the local population.
Police in Mali Nab 20 Suspected Islamist Militants on Bus Bound for Capital
Mali’s capital Bamako used to be considered safe, but a recent wave of attacks has led to a redoubling of counter-terrorism efforts in the country's south.
Details Emerge About French Commando Raid That Freed Hostage Held for 1,224 Days in Mali
A French general said 20 elite soldiers were involved in the operation Monday to free a Dutch citizen kidnapped in 2011 by al Qaeda-affiliated militants.
Three Killed As Protesters Try to Storm Headquarters of UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali
A large crowd hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at UN peacekeepers in northern Mali, where a dispute over the UN's response to the Tuareg insurgency has raised tensions.
Al Qaeda Militants Claim Attack on Mali Army Base That Killed at Least Eight
The Nampala attack is the deadliest in the country since an ambush along the road between Ansongo and Menaka in northeastern Mali killed nine UN peacekeepers in October.
French Troops Kill Wanted Jihadist Leader in Northern Mali Raid
The French army carried out the raid against the al-Mourabitoun militant group in Mali, killing one of Sahel’s most-wanted Islamist leaders Ahmed al-Tilemsi.