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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.