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Islamists destroy bridge near Mali-Niger border

Africa Sustainable Conservation News

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Islamists destroy bridge near Niger border in Mali

By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Associated Press 

  • Malian troops man an observation post outside Sevare, some 620 kms (400 miles) north of Mali's capital Bamako Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. One wing of Mali's Ansar Dine rebel group has split off to create its own movement, saying that they want to negotiate a solution to the crisis in Mali, in a declaration that indicates at least some of the members of the al-Qaida-linked group are searching for a way out of the extremist movement in the wake of French airstrikes. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Associated Press/Jerome Delay – Malian troops man an observation post outside Sevare, some 620 kms (400 miles) north of Mali’s capital Bamako Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. One wing of Mali’s Ansar Dine rebel group …more  has split off to create its own movement, saying that they want to negotiate a solution to the crisis in Mali, in a declaration that indicates at least some of the members of the al-Qaida-linked group are searching for a way out of the extremist movement in the wake of French airstrikes. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

SEVARE, Mali (AP) — Islamic extremists based in the Malian town of Ansongo have destroyed a bridge near the Niger border, officials said on Friday, marking the first use of explosives by the insurgents since the start of a French-led military…

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