Clashes in north Mali leave one dead as Gao airport closed

A picture taken on November 30, 2016 shows debris at the airport of GaoClashes between armed groups near the northern Malian city of Gao left at least one person dead and a dozen injured, and the local airport was closed after being hit in a jihadist attack, sources said. Fighting erupted Thursday between the towns of Tessit and Intillit among unidentified militias, an elected official who asked not to named said. The clashes were confirmed by a foreign security source who said the fighters were probably connected to groups involved in a peace process for Mali’s volatile north.

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