Mali military - updates

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Obama lauds under-fire Hollande as leader of resolve

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:01 AM

The French president under fire at home over his country s still struggling economy high unemployment and his own tumultuous love life basked in a center stage role at the White House

STATE VISIT. US President Barack Obama (R) walks with French President Francois Hollande (L) for a military review during a welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 11 February 2014. Chip Somodevilla/EPA/Pool

Fresh blast in Mali city hours after street battles

Feb 11, 2013 - 3:52 PM

An explosion shook the largest city in northern Mali early Monday February 11 hours after Islamist gunmen battled French and Malian troops following two straight days of suicide bombings

'Hundreds' of rebels killed, France to leave Mali from March

Feb 06, 2013 - 8:33 AM

French led forces have killed hundreds of Islamists in fighting to reclaim northern Mali and with the rebels last bastion secured France said it will begin withdrawing its troops from March

French-led troops close in on Timbuktu

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:07 AM

French led troops were closing in on Mali s fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Sunday January 27 after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist groups in the north of the country

This handout picture released and taken on January 27, 2013 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows Malian soldiers lining up to embark on French army transport bound for Gao on January 26, 2013 in Sevare. AFP PHOTO / ECPAD / GHISLAIN MARIETTE

Mali aid offers pour in; Army chief sets sights on Timbuktu

Jan 23, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Mali s army chief Tuesday January 22 said his French backed forces could reclaim the northern towns of Gao and fabled Timbuktu from Islamists in a month as more offers of aid poured in for the offensive

A French soldier deployed near city of Diabaly keeps post from a machine gun mounted vehicle on January 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

France launches 'total reconquest' of Mali's north

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:12 AM

French troops on Sunday January 20 consolidated gains in Mali s Islamist held north as Paris said the aim was its total reconquest and Canada Germany and Russia offered vital aid for the offensive

IN MALI. French soldiers from the 5th RHC (Combat Helicopter Regiment) walk on the flight path on January 20, 2013 at the 101st airbase near Bamako. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

West African bloc seeks urgent UN aid for Mali force

Jan 20, 2013 - 10:49 AM

West African leaders Saturday January 19 sought urgent UN aid for a regional force to fight Islamists in Mali as President Francois Hollande said French troops would remain as long as needed to stamp out terrorism

French soldiers prepare ammunitions on January 16, 2013 at a military airbase in Bamako before his regiment's deployment as part of the "Serval" operation against Islamists occupying northern Mali. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

France wants Africans to quickly takeover Mali battle: envoy

Jan 15, 2013 - 9:06 AM

France wants to let African forces take over the offensive against Islamist guerrillas in Mali as soon as possible a top envoy said Monday