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3 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:02 PM

(UPDATED) 5 other soldiers are seriously wounded after their vehicle hit an explosive device

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims deadly UN base attack

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The Group to Support Islam and Muslims also known as Jamaat Nusrat al Islam wal Muslimeen in Arabic is a fusion of 3 Malian groups with previous Al Qaeda links formed in March

4 UN Mali mission staff killed in attack

Jun 01, 2016 - 9:34 PM

The last month alone sees 3 attacks on members of the mission known as MINUSMA fueling concern over its future with 65 killed in under 3 years

5 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

May 30, 2016 - 12:04 AM

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali condemns the attack as an odious act of terror

PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sébastien Rieussec/AFP

6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:32 AM

The latest attacks highlight the vulnerability of Mali s sprawling arid north where UN troops and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who seized vast swathes of territory in 2012

PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sébastien Rieussec/AFP

Al-Qaeda claims attack on UN military camp in Timbuktu

Feb 06, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The attack comes 3 months after a similar strike on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and one month after a raid on a top hotel in Burkina Faso

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

Mali and neighbors in mourning as siege hotel yields clues

Nov 23, 2015 - 2:31 PM

A Malian security source says authorities are actively pursuing at least 3 people over the attack

UNDER CONTROL. Security forces surround the Radisson Hotel during a hostage situation, Bamako, Mali November 20, 2015. Stringer/EPA

At least 12 killed as Mali hotel siege ends

Aug 08, 2015 - 9:51 AM

4th UPDATE An army officer lists the fatalities as 5 terrorists 5 soldiers and two white people whose identities were being checked No one has claimed responsibility for the attack

2 UN drivers killed as convoy attacked in northern Mali

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:42 PM

UPDATED The killings come amid continued violent activity by jihadist groups that had previously taken control of northern Mali

Peacekeeping in a volatile environment

Apr 14, 2015 - 10:57 AM

[CIRSS Commentaries] The Philippines in Golan Heights and beyond: Hostile environments make it difficult to guarantee the safety and respect for peacekeepers

PEACEKEEPERS. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in Syria. File photo by UN

Mali vows not to bow to terror after jihadist killings

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:54 AM

Mali vow not to bow to terror and to punish the jihadists behind a deadly nightclub attack in the capital as local and French investigators join forces to hunt down the killers

Militants attack UN as Mali hunts jihadist nightclub killers

Mar 08, 2015 - 8:16 PM

UPDATED Meanwhile in Bamako police in bulletproof vests patrol the area where a masked gunman had burst into La Terrasse a popular venue among expats

MALI ATTACK. An interior view of 'La Terrasse' bar where a gunman opened fire at Rue Princesse in the Hippodrome neighborhood of Bamako, Mali, on March 7, 2015. Photo by Alex Duval Smith/EPA

UN calls for justice after 'heinous' Mali attack

Mar 08, 2015 - 10:33 AM

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Bamako a statement reads

MALI ATTACK. An interior view of 'La Terrasse' bar where a gunman opened fire at Rue Princesse in the Hippodrome neighborhood of Bamako, Mali, on March 7, 2015. Photo by Alex Duval Smith/EPA

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

At least nine UN peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush: UN

Oct 03, 2014 - 8:57 PM

A statement from the UN mission says a convoy of MINUSMA peacekeepers from the Nigerien contingent was the target of a direct attack

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:29 AM

The scale of the tragedy for some communities is becoming clear as it emerged that 10 members of one French family died in the crash

Mali government, rebels sign ceasefire deal – AU

May 24, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Mauritanian President and African Union chairman Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz cut short a visit to Rwanda to hold the urgent ceasefire talks with the Tuareg rebels groups

CEASEFIRE. In this photo, Mauretania's President President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz speaks during a joint news conference at the end of the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 3, 2014. File photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA

UN delegation eyes Mali peacekeeping challenge up close

Feb 02, 2014 - 6:33 PM

A UN Security Council delegation is in the African country to weigh the challenges faced by the undermanned African led peacekeeping mission there