BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's army repulsed an attack by a group of Islamist rebels who had slipped past army checkpoints to enter the northern Malian town of Gao, a military official said on Saturday.
The Malian army official said government forces had defeated the Islamists after more than two hours of intense fighting. The clashes took place after Gao residents reported a group of Islamists entering their neighborhood.
No death toll was immediately available. Gao was controlled for several months by the MUJWA Islamist group, which imposed a violent form of sharia, until the town was liberated by a French-led offensive in late January.
(Reporting by Cheick Diarra; Writing by Daniel Flynn; editing by Jackie Frank)
Graham to US Commander: We Would Be ‘Nuts’ Not to Have Counterterror Effort in Afghanistan | Cortney O'Brien
The truth about gun deaths: numbers and actual solutions
"Informed" Clinton Campaign Doesn't Know Existing Federal Gun Laws - Bearing Arms - Background Checks, Gun Control, Hillary Clinton
Thomas Sowell - Charlatans and Sheep
Why are we even playing this silly game? | RedState
Facts Don't Work on Gun Control, so Obama Uses Emotion | Human Events
The New Norm?
Katie Pavlich accused of bullying student reporter over fake noose report