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Timbuktu under partial control of new armed group

By AFP

BAMAKO (AFP) - Mali's remote desert city of Timbuktu fell under the control of a new armed group Thursday made up of Arabs who claim to be neither rebels nor Islamists, sources told AFP.

About 100 members of the National Liberation Front of Azawad, created this month, seized control of entries to the east and south of the ancient city, security and rebel sources said. The entries in the north and west remained under the control of the Islamist group Ansar Dine and Tuareg group the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad.

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Algeria army kills four armed Islam

Picture released by the Algerian defence ministry on January 16, 2015 shows military munitions experts sweeping an area near Tizi Ouzou, northern Algeria.  By  (Defence Ministry/AFP/File) Thursday, April 9, 2015

Algiers (AFP) - Algerian troops killed four armed Islamists and recovered weapon ...
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