Schism in Ansar Dine in Northern Mali

After the fourteenth day of French involvement combatting Islamic extremists in Mali, a schism has appeared in Ansar Dine, one of the three predominant groups occupying northern Mali. The Islamic Movement of Azawad condemns “in the most solemn manner all forms of extremism and terrorism … and reaffirms its independence and its desire to move towards … Continue reading

Tuareg fighters use Qaddafi’s arms in renewed attacks against Mali

Boston – The armed conflict between Tuareg fighters and the Malian government that began January 17 entered its third week in northern Mali, with distorted claims of control and allegiance blurring the story. The nomadic fighters were previously trained and armed under the Qaddafi regime, but since the strongman’s death in October, many Taureg have … Continue reading