Over twenty people killed at wedding ceremony following airstrikes in Mali

More than 20 people, including children, were killed in air strikes during a wedding ceremony in a remote desert area of central Mali on Sunday, a health worker with knowledge of the attack said on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who carried out the attacks but a French army source said that French forces… Read More Over twenty people killed at wedding ceremony following airstrikes in Mali

Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Two French soldiers died in an operation in Mali on Saturday and a third was injured when an improvised explosive device hit their armoured vehicle, the French presidency said. The soldiers were on a reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering mission in the eastern region of Menaka when the blast occurred late Saturday morning, the joint chiefs of… Read More Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

France demands immediate release of ousted Mali president

France has asked on Wednesday for the immediate release of Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, as well as of his government, detained after a coup led by soldiers on Tuesday. “France acknowledges the announce of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s resignation. It calls for its immediate release (…) and for the restoration, without delay, of a… Read More France demands immediate release of ousted Mali president

French military forces kill al-Qaeda North Africa leader Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an operation in Mali. “On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda… Read More French military forces kill al-Qaeda North Africa leader Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali