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French forces kill 19 Islamists in northern Mali

"There were clashes north of Timbuktu on the road to Taoudenit. We neutralized 19 people. The operations are continuing," said the officer, who asked not to be named.

21 bodies found in Mali mass grave

Daniel Tessougue told The Associated Press his team started the exhumation at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday and finished uncovering all the remains at 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

Suicide bomber kills 2 UN peacekeepers in Mali

Top UN envoy Albert
 Koenders said earlier this month that various attacks by Islamic militants in Mali in recent weeks are a "wake up call'' to security forces that the job of restoring security is far from complete.

'We have won this war,' French President Hollande says on Mali’s war on terror

“If there had not been an intervention, today the terrorists would be here in Bamako,” Hollande said.

Mali presidential election, round 2: voters cast ballots in runoff

An impressive 49 percent of 6.8 million registered voters participated in a presidential election on July 28 but, with 27 candidates running for the office, no one person captured a majority of the votes.

Run-off vote scheduled in Mali elections with no clear winner

Former Mali Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won the most ballots among the field of 27 candidates, capturing 39.24 percent of the vote. Ex-Finance Minister Soumaila Cisse came in second, with 19.44 percent of the vote.

Mali elections: hasty or much-needed shot in the arm?

BAMAKO — Malian voters will head to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election meant to press the restart button on what was until last year considered a democratic model in West Africa.

Philippe Verdon: Body of French hostage appears to have been found in Mali

According to a member of the investigating team, tests are currently being done to verify that the body found in early July is indeed that of Verdon.

French soldier killed in Mali

The death brings France's toll to six in Mali, where the European country has been intervening since January to help Malian forces fight an offensive by Islamist rebels.

France begins withdrawal of troops from Mali

French troops have begun their withdrawal from Mali after four months of fighting with Islamist militants.
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