BAMAKO (Reuters) – Tuareg rebels in northern Mali mentioned on Wednesday they’d taken management of one other army base from the Malian military, bringing to 5 the variety of camps they’ve occupied and looted in latest weeks.
Mohamed Mouloud Ramadane, spokesman for the Coordination of Azawad Actions, advised Reuters that his fighters took management of the Malian military camp in Taoussa after the combating. There was no rapid assertion from the military.
The Unified Army Alliance is an alliance of insurgent teams fashioned by the semi-nomadic Tuareg individuals of Mali, who’ve lengthy complained of presidency neglect and sought autonomy for the desert area they name Azawad.
The CMA signed a peace settlement with the earlier authorities and pro-government militias in 2015. However tensions have resurfaced because the army consolidated its energy in two coups in 2020 and 2021, cooperated with Russian army contractor Wagner Group, and expelled French troops and the French armed forces. United Nations peacekeeping forces.
Preventing has renewed once more since August.
The CMA’s assault on Taoussa follows assaults on army bases in Bamba, Liri, Diora and Bourem in latest weeks, all in northern and central Mali the place each side are searching for to manage territory.
Ramadan additionally mentioned that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham attacked the military close to the village of Tarkent on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Temuko Diallo; Writing by Nellie Beaton; Enhancing by Nick Macfie)