Fury over Charlie Hebdo cartoons on French army deaths

World Dec 2, 2019

Fury over Charlie Hebdo cartoons on French army deaths

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Sunday defended itself following outrage over cartoons about a deadly military helicopter crash in Mali, the day before a memorial service for the 13 dead soldiers. The magazine, which was itself the target of a devastating attack by Islamic ...

Islamic State takes credit for deadly French copter collision in Mali

World Nov 29, 2019

Islamic State takes credit for deadly French copter collision in Mali

Islamic State group-linked fighters claimed responsibility Thursday for a helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers earlier this week, while France said it will reassess its military operation in West and Central Africa after its deadliest toll in nearly four decades. The Islamic State in ...

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

World Nov 26, 2019

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa's Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global ...

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military incursion

World Nov 20, 2019

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military incursion

Burkina Faso's government said the Malian army had no authorization to cross into its territory to kill three people during a spate of ethnic violence last week. Malian officials were not available to comment, but the Malian army said on Saturday that its forces had ...

World Oct 2, 2019

Mali military in major clash with jihadis

A large contingent of Malian troops, backed by air support, fought Tuesday with jihadi fighters who made an incursion into a military camp in the country's fragile central region, sources said. Two military posts came under attack at dawn on Monday at Boulkessy and Mondoro, ...

ICC is told Malian jihadist 'terrorized Timbuktu'

World / Crime & Legal Jul 9, 2019

ICC is told Malian jihadist 'terrorized Timbuktu'

A Malian jihadi accused of demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines also imposed a reign of terror on local residents, who were "scared out of their minds," the International Criminal Court heard on Monday. Prosecutors accuse Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud of war ...

At least 14 reported slain in attack on ethnic Dogon villages in Mali

World Jun 19, 2019

At least 14 reported slain in attack on ethnic Dogon villages in Mali

At least 14 people were killed in an attack on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, local officials said Tuesday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Monday's attack but Mali has seen a spate of violence this year between ethnic Dogon and Fulani communities. The ...