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NIAMEY, Niger The French capture of the airport at Kidal, the last of the major Malian towns overrun last year by al-Qaida-affiliated militants, very likely marks the beginning of the end of France's aggressive advance against the ins...
On Jan. 14, Diakaridia Doumbia locked his door, climbed to the second floor and peered down from his mud-brick home at a swarm of cocaine-drugged Islamist rebels who had captured the town of Diabaly earlier that day.
On Saturday morning, a Malian commander painfully tried to explain why none of his troops had moved north despite a rebel retreat 24 hours earlier in a train of vehicles that had headed northeast to the desert.
NIONO, Mali Islamist militants appeared Thursday to expand their control in central Mali, occupying two villages after government troops abandoned their positions.
When France opened the newest front in the war on terror last week with the swoosh of its aircraft over the desert in central Mali, the United States found itself in an unfamiliar position: on the sidelines.
Hundreds of French troops poured into central Mali on Friday in a bid to halt the advance of Islamist militants who last spring captured the country's north and appeared this week poised to seize the remainder of the West African nation.
NAIROBI, Kenya The Congolese army fled and United Nations peacekeepers watched paralyzed as Rwandan-linked rebels wrapped up a stunning five-day offensive Tuesday by strolling into one of the Democratic Republic of Congo's most import...