Jump to navigation

Vol 53 No 15

Published 19th July 2012


Mali

The jihadists take over

The MNLA has lost out to AQIM and its allies in the north and may now offer its forces to fight them

In a desperate bid to hold itself together, a much weakened Mouvement national pour la libération de l’Azawad has abandoned its ambition of an independent Azawad state. The MNLA is now ready to join Bamako to drive the jihadists of Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and its local allies out of northern Mali. ‘We are not asking for the recognition of a state but recognition as a serious partner,’ Spokesman Mossa ag Attaher said.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 793 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.


If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.