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Al-Qaida-linked extremists kill Mali officer in Timbuktu

A group that monitors extremists' online activity says al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has said it killed a Malian officer outside his Timbuktu home.

Five killed as jihadist groups linked to al Qaeda attack UN camp in Mali

Northern Mali fell under the control of Tuareg-led rebels and jihadist groups linked to al Qaeda in 2012. 

Five killed as jihadists attack UN camp in Mali

At least four suspected jihadists and a Malian soldier were killed Friday following an attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali`s restive north, a Malian security source said.

Al Qaeda group releases video of Swiss hostage: Monitor

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video of a Swiss nun who had been kidnapped in northern Mali nearly three weeks ago in the first claim of responsibility for the hostage-taking, according to SITE Intelligence Group.

Islamist sent to war crimes court for Timbuktu attacks

An Islamist leader was on Saturday handed over to the International Criminal Court on charges of destroying much of Mali`s fabled city of Timbuktu, in the first such case before the war crimes court, officials said.

11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp: Government

Eleven soldiers were killed in a "terrorist" attack on their camp in northern Mali's Timbuktu region, a government statement said, an assault claimed by Al-Qaeda's front group in the region.

Timbuktu rebuilds mausoleums destroyed by Islamists

 Trowels in hand, on their haunches, masons in Timbuktu use traditional techniques to reconstruct precious mausoleums destroyed in an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012.

"Timbuktu" wins best film at France`s Cesar awards

"Timbuktu", about northern Mali under jihadist rule, won a Cesar for best film at France`s equivalent of the Oscars on Friday.

Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: Officials

Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP Friday.

A year after Mali action, France remains `Africa`s gendarme`

A year after dispatching warplanes and troops to repel an Islamist incursion in Mali, France is fighting in another of its former colonies, demonstrating it is destined to play reluctant "gendarme" in Africa, say analysts.

UN assesses damage to Timbuktu manuscripts

Islamic radicals destroyed 4,000 ancient manuscripts during their occupation of Timbuktu, according to the findings of a United Nations expert mission.

French forces leaving Malian town of Timbuktu

Dozens of French forces have left the northern Malian town of Timbuktu several months after their military operation largely ousted radical Islamic fighters from the area, a French military official said on Sunday.

Mali military detains 8 Arab civilians in Timbuktu

Eight Arab men have been detained by the military in Timbuktu, raising fears of further reprisals against the region`s Arab minority.

Al Qaeda’s branch created terrorist training academy in Timbuktu

Al Qaeda’s branch in North Africa had created an academy for terrorists during its occupation of Timbuktu.

French troops begin withdrawal from Mali’s Timbuktu

France launched a military operation in Mali on January 11 to help the Malian government restore control.

French troops to quit Timbuktu on Feb 07

French airstrikes targeted the fuel depots and desert hideouts of Islamic extremists in northern Mali overnight as a military spokeswoman said that French forces plan to hand control of Timbuktu to the Malian army this week.

Mali crisis: French president arrives in Timbuktu

French President Francois Hollande was welcomed among jovial celebrations in Timbuktu on Saturday.

French troops enter Kidal, last Mali rebel town

In yet another victory over Islamists in Mali, French troops on Wednesday entered Kidal.

Timbuktu’s Al Qaeda-linked rebels ‘locked up, lashed’ women

Residents in Timbuktu spoke for the first time of a rule of fear under Al Qaeda-linked Islamists.

French take Mali’s Timbuktu, Islamists torch library

French troops have seized the historic city of Timbuktu in Mali after advancing north into an area held by Islamist militants.