Monday, February 11, 2013

Islamist Extremists Launch Attack Against The City Of Gao

Islamic Extremists Invade Gao -- The Guardian

Determined radicals armed with AK-47s launched an assault on the northern Mali city as French helicopters circled overhead.

Black-robed Islamic extremists armed with AK-47 automatic rifles invaded Gao in wooden boats on Sunday to launch a surprise attack on the most populous city in northern Mali, two weeks after French and Malian troops ousted the jihadists.

Gunfire echoed for hours across the city of mud-walled buildings. The combat started at about 2pm in downtown Gao and the fighting was continuing as night fell. Later the sound of gunfire was replaced by that of French military helicopters overhead.

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More News On The War In Mali

Gunbattle rocks Gao after rebels surprise French, Malians -- Reuters
Mali Is Hit by Suicide Strike, Gunbattles
-- Wall Street Journap
Gunfire as Mali troops clash with Islamists in Gao -- BBC
Militants Battle Malian and French Troops in Liberated Town -- New York Times
French forces advance in north Mali, security fears near Gao -- Euronews
Islamists attack troops in north Mali city -- Sydney Morning Herald
Heavy gunfire in northern Mali town of Gao -- BBC

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