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Tuareg rebels in Mali pull out of peace deal

Bamako - After the French drove Islamists out of northern Mali, Tuareg separatists who had supported the French re-established effective control in some areas particularly in the city of Kidal

UN approves resolution for military intervention in Mali

Bamako - The U.N. Security Council has approved a motion that provides regional groups 45 days to draw up specific plans for military intervention designed to oust rebels in northern Mali

Profile of Iyad Ag Ghali, leader of Mali Islamists

In order to secure their long-held ambition of an independent Azawad in northern Mali, Tuareg rebels have jumped into bed with extreme Islamists. Yet the Tuaregs do not support the rule of sharia law which the Islamists are imposing.

Islamists impose sharia law in Mali

Residents of towns in northern Mali are attempting to flee as Islamists from the militant group Ansar al-Din impose strict sharia law. The group has demanded women wear veils and not appear in public with men.

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