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"They were too strong," Timbuktu mayor Ousmane Halle says of the insurgents. Recommended: A fabled city of the Sahara: How much do you know about Timbuktu? But in January after a French-led military action, the radicals were tossed out. Now, six months later, the weary people of northern ...
"People are really scared, but it is mostly due to the lack of information about what is happening in the city," Ousmane Halle, Timbuktu mayor, said. This is the first major attack on the city since it was liberated by French forces on January 28. Earlier this month a suicide bomber detonated himself at ... Mali

Timbuktu's mayor, Ousmane Halle Cisse, who has had to remain in Bamako in recent months after making repeated appeals for an international intervention to remove his city's occupiers, said that important manuscripts had been burned in the final week of Islamist rule. The full extent of the damage to ... Timbuktu
Such is the case in Mali, where Islamic terrorists torched the Ahmed Baba Institute, where priceless manuscripts of Timbuktu, including one written in Hebrew, had been preserved for posterity. According to Mayor Ousmane Halle, the library, which housed thousands of invaluable manuscripts dating back ...

Members of two Islamist militant groups destroyed tombs at a shrine to Muslim saints Tuesday, according to the mayor of Timbuktu, Mali, and other residents. "The Islamists ordered the people to leave the area before they started smashing the tombs," Mayor Ousmane Halle said. "I saw both members ...
Timbuktu Muslims on their way to Friday worship at the tombs were stopped and threatened by armed men from Ansar Dine, a militant group that seeks to impose strict Sharia law, Timbuktu Mayor Ousmane Halle said. "The Islamists have surrounded he tombs with their cars after chasing people away ...
Timbuktu Mayor Ousmane Halle said the attackers tore down windows and wooden gates at the grave sites and burned them. Tensions were high in the city, he said. "People are angry, and for a good reason," Halle said. "So far there's been no response from the central government condemning the ...
“They were too strong,” Timbuktu mayor Ousmane Halle says of the insurgents. Recommended: A fabled city of the Sahara: How much do you know about Timbuktu? But in January after a French-led military action, the radicals were tossed out. Now, six months later, the weary people of northern Mali, ...

Malian soldiers backed by French fighter jets are battling fighters in Timbuktu after they used a car bomb as cover to infiltrate the northern desert city, sources say. A Malian soldier and three rebel fighters were believed to have been killed in Sunday's fighting in the ancient Saharan trading hub 1,000km ...
In a sign of normalcy, the mayor's office of Timbuktu announced that they will open for the first time in 10 months on Wednesday, said the city's mayor Ousmane Halle. Government officials will tackle "the most important needs first," he said. "Including garbage removal and issuing birth certificates for the ...
Such is the case in Mali, where Islamic terrorists torched the Ahmed Baba Institute, where priceless manuscripts of Timbuktu, including one written in Hebrew, had been preserved for posterity. According to Mayor Ousmane Halle, the library, which housed thousands of invaluable manuscripts dating back to ...
In Timbuktu, the fighters are becoming more entrenched with each passing day, warned Mayor Ousmane Halle. Earlier in the year, he said, the Islamists left his city in a hurry after France called for an imminent military intervention. They returned when the U.N. released a report arguing for a more cautious ...
Members of two Islamist militant groups destroyed tombs at a shrine to Muslim saints Tuesday, according to the mayor of Timbuktu, Mali, and other residents. "The Islamists ordered the people to leave the area before they started smashing the tombs," Mayor Ousmane Halle said. "I saw both members of ...
Timbuktu Muslims on their way to Friday worship at the tombs were stopped and threatened by armed men from Ansar Dine, a militant group that seeks to impose strict Sharia law, Timbuktu Mayor Ousmane Halle said. "The Islamists have surrounded he tombs with their cars after chasing people away and ...
Timbuktu Mayor Ousmane Halle said the attackers tore down windows and wooden gates at the grave sites and burned them. Tensions were high in the city, he said. "People are angry, and for a good reason," Halle said. "So far there's been no response from the central government condemning the attack," ...
Ayad Ag Ghaly, leader of the faction of tribal Tuareg fighters that is allied to al-Qaeda, was reported to have carried out the sentence on an unnamed "vandal" in the heart of the ancient city. Ousmane Halle, the mayor of Timbuktu, said almost all of the city's 300 Christians had fled after Ag Ghaly announced ...


 

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