Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This can’t be good

Last week, Tuareg rebels launched an attack on an army camp in northeastern Mali, killing 32.

A several decade long Tuareg insurgency in Mali ended with a peace agreement in the early 1990s but tension appears to have resurfaced.

Reuters noted: The Malian Tuareg rebels and the Tuareg-led rebel Niger Justice Movement (MNJ) in neighbouring Niger have in the past denied any formal alliance. But Malian and Niger security officials believe they sometimes work together.

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1 Comments:

At 11:41 AM, Blogger Adrian said...

Hello,
I found this post via New Yorker in DC. I did some research on the Tuareg rebellions (wrote my thesis on it). Links between the rebels in Mali and Niger are not new. Some examples: Tuareg in Niger helped Malian fighters acquire weapons in a weapons sale location near the Niger/Chad border, Malian rebels helped with a jailbreak in Niger, and they cooperate in drug smuggling. If you're interested, shoot me an email or check out my blog (a517dogg.blogspot.com).

 

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