Mali's Islamist Fighters

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  • Mali Force Only Option If Talks Fail, Nigeria Says

    Mali Force Only Option If Talks Fail, Nigeria Says
    Nigeria's president has warned that military intervention will be the only option for northern Mali if talks with the Islamic extremists fail.
  • Mali Calls for International Help to Defeat Islamists

    Mali Calls for International Help to Defeat Islamists
    The government of Mali is calling for international help to defeat the Islamist militants that are causing unrest in northern Mali. Some of the militants have links to al-Qaeda.
  • Mali Residents Flee al-Qaeda Backed Extremists

    More than 430,000 people have fled from northen Mali since April, to escape the al-Qaeda backed militants. The government is optimistic, saying they will regain the area, but the residents are less confident.
  • Mali Islamist Take Strategic Town of Douentza

    Malian rebels have taken the strategic town of Douentza, which extends their territory to middle Mali.
  • Algerian Diplomat 'Executed by Mali Rebels'

    An islamist movement group in Mali says it has executed one of the Algerian diplomats it took hostage 5 months ago. Algerian authorities say they are trying to verify the claim.
  • Mali Army Kills 16 Mistaken For Islamist Fighters

    Mali Army Kills 16 Mistaken For Islamist Fighters
    The army of Mali has killed 16 people at a checkpoint at Diabali, after they refused to stop. The army thought the men were Islamist fighters, but they turned out to be preachers from the conservative Dawa sect.
  • Al-Qaeda's Makhloufi dies in Mali

    Al-Qaeda's Makhloufi dies in Mali
    A top commander of Al-Qaeda died in a car crash in northern Mali, an Islamist group spokesmen said. He was the deputy of a leading militant group that has killed multiple foreigners.