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Attack in eastern Mali: 13 more bodies discovered, 43 killed in total

The Malian army on Thursday discovered bodies of 13 missing soldiers after Monday's attack in Tabankort, near the Niger border, bringing the death toll from the operation attributed to jihadists to 43, sources close to Malian security security said.The...

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...

2 peacekeepers killed as German military helicopter crashes in Mali

A German military helicopter assigned to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali crashed in the West African nation's desert north on Wednesday, killing the two crew members, the German military said. The Tiger helicopter crashed around midday about 70 km...

After 5 years Malian government restores authority to northern cities

Mali restored interim authorities to its northern cities of Timbuktu and Menaka Thursday, ending a standoff with armed Tuareg factions that had prevented the transfer of power. The return of state authority is meant to fill a power vacuum that...

Police says Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali being held by Islamic militant group

A Colombian nun who was kidnapped more than two months ago in Mali is being held by the Macina Liberation Front Islamist militant group, Colombian national police said on Tuesday, citing intelligence reports. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was seized by armed...

Red Cross worker shot dead in Gao, northern Mali

A local worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross was shot dead in the northern Mali town of Gao late on Wednesday night, a spokesman for the aid organization and local residents said. "We are trying to...
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