Heavy Fighting Reported Between The Malian Army And The Tuareg Separatist Group MNLA

Malian Army Takes Village From Tuareg Rebels -- Voice of America

DAKAR, SENEGAL — Heavy fighting broke out Wednesday between the Malian army and the Tuareg separatist group MNLA (National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad) near the northern town of Anefis, which is 100 kilometers from the MNLA stronghold of Kidal.

The clashes mark the first fighting between the two sides in more than a year and could derail attempts to find a negotiated solution to the crisis ahead of nationwide elections July 28.

A military spokesman in the capital, Bamako, said the army has seized Anefis and is preparing for an assault on Kidal, 100 kilometers to the north.

Ten rebels were killed in the fighting and 28 were taken as prisoners, according to Army Commander Colonel Didier Dacko.

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More News On the Conflict Between Mali Troops And Tuareg Separatists

Malian troops launch assault on Tuareg rebel bastion -- France 24/AFP
Malian army takes town south of Kidal, 1st territorial gain without French help -- Washington Post/AP
Advancing Malian army clashes with Tuareg rebels -- Global Post/Reuters
Mali army clashes with separatist MNLA rebels -- BBC
Mali’s Army Prepares to Seize Touareg-Held Town of Kidal -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Mali army launches assault on rebels -- News24
Mali Wants Its Army in Kidal -- AP

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