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Rocket hit UN base in northern Mali injuring 20

Twenty people were wounded on Thursday in northern Mali’s restive Kidal region, including 18 U.N. peacekeepers, in a rocket attack on a military base for U.N., French and Malian forces, a U.N. spokesman said.Six of the peacekeepers from the...

Mali ends crisis talks call for new elections and constitution amendment

Talks on finding a political solution to Mali's deepening crisis ended Sunday with calls to hold new elections and revise the country's constitution, an AFP journalist said.But the gathering notably did not urge dialogue with jihadists, who have been...

Mali solders suffer heavy casualty again; 24 killed, 29 injured

Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and 29 wounded when militants attacked a patrol in northern Mali on Monday, a spokesman for the army has said, updating an earlier death toll of seven.Mali is still reeling from an attack on...

France say troop killed top jihadist leader in Mali

France announced the death of a top jihadist leader in Mali as it sought to reassure the West African nation of European support in the fight against militant bloodshed.French troops killed Moroccan Ali Maychou of the Group to Support...

Mali president call for unity among citizens after deadly army base attack

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appealed for citizens to unite behind the country's army, after the latest deadly militant strike killed more than 40 soldiers.The president has declared three days of mourning after Friday's attack on an army...

French soldier killed by roadside bomb in eastern Mali

A French soldier was killed in Mali Saturday after his armoured vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, France's presidency said in a statement.Corporal Ronan Pointeau died near Menaka in eastern Mali following "the detonation of an improvised explosive device as...
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