Gao

  • Air Algerie plane with 116 on board crashed, debris found in North Mali 6 days ago

    Algiers: The remains of Air Algerie flight AH 5017 en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers which crashed on Thursday have been found at Tilemsi, 70km from Gao in northern Mali. The plane had 116 people on board of which 110 were passengers and 6 were cabin crew...
  • Rebels launch surprise attack in Malian town of Gao February 11, 2013

    Gao (Mali): Islamist insurgents launched a surprise raid in the heart of the Malian town of Gao on February 10, battling French and local troops in a blow to efforts to secure Mali's recaptured north. Local residents hid in their homes or crouched behind walls as the crackle of gunfire from...
  • France bombs Islamist stronghold in north Mali January 14, 2013

    Bamako: French fighter jets pounded an Islamist rebel stronghold deep in northern Mali on Sunday as Paris poured more troops into the capital Bamako, awaiting a West African force to dislodge al Qaeda-linked insurgents from the country's north. The attack on Gao, the largest city in the desert region controlled...