Friday, 21 February 2020

Tag Archives: Mali

IS behind French army helicopter crash

PARIS: Islamic State claimed Thursday that its West African branch was responsible for a helicopter collision in northern Mali this week in which more than a dozen French soldiers were killed, said the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist content online. The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) ...

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Attack on Mali village ‘kills 100’

MALI: Nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, reports say. The attack happened in Sobane-Kou, near Sanga town in the Mopti region. The search for bodies is ongoing, but officials say 95 people have been found ...

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Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

BAMAKO: Mali’s prime minister resigned along with his entire government following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead. A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said he had accepted Soumeylou Boubeye ...

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Three UN peacekeepers killed by suspected bandits in Mali

BAMAKO: Three UN peacekeepers in Mali have been killed by suspected bandits while travelling on leave along the road from the capital Bamako to neighbouring Guinea, sources said. Friday’s attack was a robbery, a Malian security source told AFP, adding that the three victims were from Guinea, which contributes some ...

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