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6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

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

BAMAKO, Mali (Feb. 13, 2016) — Six UN peacekeepers were killed and some 30 wounded on Friday, February 12 when suspected Islamists attacked their base in northern Mali, officials said, while 3 Continue reading 6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks

Al-Qaeda claims attack on UN military camp in Timbuktu

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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

BAMAKO, Mali (Feb. 6, 2016) — Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Saturday, February 6, said they carried out Friday’s attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali’s restive north.

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