Fighting flares for second day in northern Mali town of Kidal

Fighting flares for second day in northern Mali town of Kidal

Fighting broke out for the second day in a town in Mali’s desert north on Friday between pro-government militia fighters and Tuareg rebels, three town residents and a fighter said. “The sound (of gunfire) is more intense than yesterday. It started up again around 5am this morning,” one resident of Kidal told Reuters, asking not […]

Five UN soldiers killed in central Mali ambush

Five UN soldiers killed in central Mali ambush

Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and one other seriously injured in an ambush in central Mali on Sunday, the United Nations said. A convoy of soldiers in the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was attacked 30 kilometers west of Sevaré, the U.N. said. The nationalities of the soldiers were not released […]