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Canada to send helicopters, troops to Mali: government source


OTTAWA Canada will send helicopters and support troops, including medical staff, to join a United Nations peace-keeping mission in Mali later this year, a senior Canadian government source said late on Friday.

Mali militia says it obtains U.S. military vehicle from Niger raid

DAKAR/WASHINGTON A Malian militia said on Wednesday it had obtained a sport utility vehicle abandoned by U.S. special forces in neighboring Niger during a deadly ambush last October, and offered to return it to the United States.

World, Mar 14 2018

German cabinet approves increase in troops for Afghanistan

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved plans on Wednesday to expand Germany's military missions abroad, including in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq, government sources said.

World, Afghanistan, Germany, Iraq, Africa, Mar 07 2018

West African leaders vow to fight jihadists after Burkina attacks

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's President Mark Roch said his country would fight and defeat militants despite being hit by Islamist insurgents in the capital last week in an attack which 8 people were killed and dozens wounded.

World, Mar 05 2018

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

OUAGADOUGOU A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso that left 16 people dead, including eight gunmen, at the army headquarters and French embassy, Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar reported.

World, Africa, Mar 03 2018

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

NOUAKCHOTT A Mali-based affiliate of al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for attacks in neighboring Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou that killed eight people at the army headquarters and French embassy, according to the Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar.

World, Africa, Mar 03 2018

Attack on French embassy, army in Burkina Faso kills eight

OUAGADOUGOU Attackers in Burkina Faso's capital killed eight people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy that France's foreign minister said was likely carried out by "terrorist groups".

World, Mar 02 2018

Mali Islamists release video of French hostage

ABIDJAN An al Qaeda affiliate based in Mali has released a video of French aid worker Sophie Petronin, who was kidnapped in late 2016.

World, Africa, Mar 02 2018

Four peacekeepers killed in Mali were from Bangladesh, UN says

DAKAR Four U.N. peacekeepers killed by a roadside bomb in central Mali on Wednesday were from Bangladesh, as were four peacekeepers seriously wounded in the blast, the United Nations said.

World, United Nations, Africa, Mar 01 2018

Probe of German military crash in Mali centers on control system 'aberration'

BERLIN German officials investigating the deadly crash of a military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last summer have ruled out an external attack or weather factors, and said they were focused on an aberration in the aircraft's control system.

World, Africa, Feb 28 2018