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  • What grocery receipts reveal about al-Qaeda

    What grocery receipts reveal about al-Qaeda

    More than 100 receipts and invoices retrieved from a building occupied by al-Qaeda's North African branch in Timbuktu, Mali show an organization intent on documenting even the most minor expenses.

  • $0.60 for cake: Al-Qaida records every expense

    $0.60 for cake: Al-Qaida records every expense

    The convoy of cars bearing the black al-Qaida flag came at high speed, and the manager of the modest grocery store thought he was about to get robbed.

  • US $ 0.60 for cake: Al-Qaeda records every expense

    US $ 0.60 for cake: Al-Qaeda records every expense

    In more than 100 receipts left in a building occupied by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Timbuktu, Mali earlier this year, the extremists assiduously tracked their cash flow, recording purchases as small as a single light bulb.

  • Former Prime Minister favourite for president as Malians vote to end crisis

    Former Prime Minister favourite for president as Malians vote to end crisis

    Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the favourite to win a presidential election on Sunday that Malians hope will restore stability in a country torn apart by last year's coup and Islamist insurgency.

  • Mali troops sweep Timbuktu for Islamist rebels after battle

    Mali troops sweep Timbuktu for Islamist rebels after battle

    Malian troops swept Timbuktu for remaining Islamist fighters after a weekend battle that left seven dead and forced France to dispatch reinforcements and fighter jets to help Mali's army.

  • Al Qaeda tipsheet on avoiding drones found in Mali

    Al Qaeda tipsheet on avoiding drones found in Mali

    One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in the sand.

  • In Timbuktu, al Qaeda left behind a manifesto

    In Timbuktu, al Qaeda left behind a manifesto

    In their hurry to flee last month, al-Qaeda fighters left behind a crucial document: Tucked under a pile of papers and trash is a confidential letter, spelling out the terror network's strategy for conquering northern Mali and reflecting internal dis...

  • Al-Qaeda plan for northern Mali revealed in document: report

    Al-Qaeda plan for northern Mali revealed in document: report

    A document left behind in the bombed remains of an Al-Qaeda training headquarters in the Malian city of Timbuktu gives a rare insight into the organisation's thinking, a British newspaper reported on Thursday.

  • Mali: French troops begin withdrawal from Timbuktu

    Mali: French troops begin withdrawal from Timbuktu

    French troops began to withdraw from Timbuktu Thursday after securing the fabled city as they ramped up their mission in another northern Mali city, searching for Islamic extremists who may be mixing among the local population.

  • Woman in Timbuktu punished for forbidden love

    Woman in Timbuktu punished for forbidden love

    The love story in this fabled desert outpost began over the phone, when he dialed the wrong number. It nearly ended with the couple's death at the hands of Islamic extremists who considered their romance "haram" - forbidden.

  • French troops to quit Timbuktu this week

    French troops to quit Timbuktu this week

    French airstrikes targeted the fuel depots and desert hideouts of Islamic extremists in northern Mali overnight on Monday, as a military spokeswoman said that French forces plan to hand control of Timbuktu to the Malian army this week.

  • Mali jihadists in custody say tortured by military

    Mali jihadists in custody say tortured by military

    Three suspected jihadists arrested in the days since the liberation of Timbuktu said Friday that Malian soldiers were torturing them with a method similar to waterboarding.

  • France President Francois Hollande to visit Mali

    France President Francois Hollande to visit Mali

    President Francois Hollande prepared to visit Mali as French-led troops worked on Friday to secure the last Islamist stronghold in the north after a lightning offensive against the extremists.

  • Bulk of Timbuktu manuscripts safe, unharmed: experts

    Bulk of Timbuktu manuscripts safe, unharmed: experts

    The vast majority of Timbuktu's ancient manuscripts in state and private collections appear to be unharmed after the Malian Saharan city's 10-month occupation by Islamist rebel fighters, who burnt some of the scripts, experts said on Wednesday.

  • French-led troops seize Timbuktu, concern over manuscripts

    French-led troops seize Timbuktu, concern over manuscripts

    French-led forces on Monday seized Mali's fabled desert city of Timbuktu in a lightning advance north as fleeing Islamists torched a building housing priceless ancient manuscripts.

  • French seal off Mali's Timbuktu, rebels torch library

    French seal off Mali's Timbuktu, rebels torch library

    French and Malian troops on Monday sealed off Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, after fleeing Islamist rebel fighters torched several buildings in the ancient Saharan trading town, including a priceless manuscript library.

  • In Mali, French-led troops control access to Timbuktu

    French-led troops in Mali on Monday controlled access to the city of Timbuktu after securing the airport of the fabled desert city as part of their push against Islamists, military officials in Paris and Bamako told AFP.

  • Mali aid offers pour in, army chief sets sights on Timbuktu

    Mali aid offers pour in, army chief sets sights on Timbuktu

    Mali's army chief on Tuesday said his French-backed forces could reclaim the northern towns of Gao and fabled Timbuktu from Islamists in a month, as more offers of aid poured in for the offensive.

  • Six young people get 100 lashes in Timbuktu: Mali

    Timbuktu residents say that Islamist extremists controlling the city publicly whipped 6 young people, males and females aged between 16 to 22 years, who each received 100 lashes for having talked with each other on the city streets.

  • Teenage girl whipped in public for speaking to men

    A teenaged girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street.

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