Mali

Shariah Rules in Northern Mali

Government soldiers were displaced in late March and early April

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GAO, Mali, Sept. 11 (UPI) — Radical Islamists who control northern Mali said God ordered them to cut off the hands and feet of four young men suspected of robbery.

The commissioner of the al-Qaida offshoot that controls the town of Gao confirmed the punishment in a telephone interview with The New York Times.