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Suspected Islamist Fighters Attack Northern Mali City

Suspected Islamist militants hit the northern Malian city of Gao with artillery fire on Monday, in the first attack on the insurgents' former stronghold in months, city residents, military and local government officials said.   Gao was the first city freed from Islamist occupation by a French-led military intervention that drove al-Qaida-linked fighters from the country's north earlier this year.   While it bore the brunt of the guerrilla-war waged by remnants of the ...

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