Ansar Dine - updates

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Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Timbuktu founded in the 11th century was one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages

HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO

Australian couple kidnapped by jihadists in Burkina Faso – Islamist group

Jan 17, 2016 - 1:26 AM

UPDATED The Burkina government says the pair were kidnapped in Baraboule near the west African country s borders with Niger and Mali

Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

Nov 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM

A senior Ansar Dine Defenders of the Faith figure Hamadou Ag Khallini says the attack was in response to the violation of our lands by the enemies of Islam

'Strong suspicion' Mali hotel gunmen linked to jihadists

Aug 11, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Investigators say they found phone numbers and addresses on the bodies of the terrorists which suggested they were affiliated with the Macina Liberation Front

BURNED DOWN. A photo taken on August 8, 2015 shows a burned vehicle in front of the Hotel Byblos in the central Malian town of Sevare, after gunmen stormed the hotel on August 7. Stringer/AFP

UN hit by another deadly attack in Mali, vows to boost defenses

Oct 08, 2014 - 11:47 AM

This is no longer in the context of maintaining peace says Herve Ladsous the UN s head of peacekeeping operations as he announces deployments of drones and armored vehicles

The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) holds a memorial ceremony 7 Oct 2014 for 9 Nigerien peacekeepers of the Mission who were killed in a targeted ambush against a MINUSMA convoy on the road between Ansongo and Menaka, Mali, on 3 October 2014. Bamako, Mali / Marco Dormino/UN Photo

Algerian diplomats freed after two years' captivity in Mali

Aug 31, 2014 - 1:36 AM

Three jihadist groups Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb AQIM Ansar Dine and MUJAO in 2012 took control of much of the desert north of Mali including the three main towns of Kidal Gao and Timbuktu

RELEASED. The Algerian diplomats were released 'after intense and tireless efforts' by authorities in 'the utmost discretion', the Algerian foreign ministry says. File photo by Mohamed Messara/EPA

French-led troops close in on Timbuktu

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:07 AM

French led troops were closing in on Mali s fabled desert city of Timbuktu on Sunday January 27 after capturing a string of other towns in their offensive against Islamist groups in the north of the country

This handout picture released and taken on January 27, 2013 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows Malian soldiers lining up to embark on French army transport bound for Gao on January 26, 2013 in Sevare. AFP PHOTO / ECPAD / GHISLAIN MARIETTE