Thursday 10 January 2013

Mali army clashes anew with Islamist fighters

BAMAKO – Fighting resumed Thursday in Mali’s central Mopti region between the army and armed Islamists who have occupied the north of the country, a military source said.
“Our troops are currently engaged on the ground against the Islamists,” an army officer told AFP. A local representative of a non-governmental organisation confirmed the information, saying “clashes are taking place in the small village of Koko, located between the towns of Konna and Bore.” (AFP)

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