Hombori http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27867/all en Malian forces push north toward Islamist stronghold Gao http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/malian-forces-push-north-toward-islamist-stronghold-gao <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEGOU, Mali, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Government forces advanced into northern Mali on Friday and reached the town of Hombori, some 160 km (100 miles) south of the Ismalist rebel stronghold of Gao, after French air strikes drove back the militants, military sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/malian-forces-push-north-toward-islamist-stronghold-gao" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Hombori War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739268 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Malian forces push north toward Islamist stronghold Gao http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-malian-forces-push-north-toward-islamist-stronghold-ga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Malian army reaches town of Hombori - sources</p> <p>* African troops prepare to join French-led offensive (Adds details, background)</p> <p>By Richard Valdmanis</p> <p>SEGOU, Mali, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Government forces advanced into northern Mali on Friday and reached the town of Hombori, some 160 km (100 miles) south of the Islamist rebel stronghold of Gao, after French air strikes drove back the militants, military sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-malian-forces-push-north-toward-islamist-stronghold-ga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Communes of Mali Hombori War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739279 at http://www.globalpost.com Landmine kills four Malian troops: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/landmine-kills-four-malian-troops-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four Malian soldiers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in northern territory where French-led forces recently chased out Islamist rebels, Mali's paramilitary police said Thursday.</p> <p>"Yesterday (Wednesday) a Malian army vehicle was blown up by a mine placed by the Islamist criminals between Douentza and Gao. There were four deaths," an officer told AFP in Douentza, 800 kilometres (500 miles) northeast of the Malian capital Bamako.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/landmine-kills-four-malian-troops-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Hombori Military of Mali War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748995 at http://www.globalpost.com Landmine kills four civilians: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/landmine-kills-four-civilians-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four Malians were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in northern territory where French-led forces recently chased out Islamist rebels, Mali's paramilitary police said Thursday.</p> <p>"Yesterday (Wednesday) a vehicle was blown up by a mine placed by the Islamist criminals between Douentza and Gao. There were four deaths," an officer told AFP in Douentza, 800 kilometres (500 miles) northeast of the Malian capital Bamako.</p> <p>The source earlier indicated that those killed had been Malian soldiers, but later said "they were civilians coming from a market".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/landmine-kills-four-civilians-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Hombori Military of Mali Politics War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:01:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749263 at http://www.globalpost.com