Rebels Mali haha black flag on in Timbuktu
That has a source at the Malian army said. The rebels are members of Ansar Dine, a movement that is fighting for the introduction of sharia law. Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu are now in the hands of Tuaregs. Friday came Kidal and Gao in the hands of a Tuareg-Islamist faction. Sunday Timbuktu fell victim to the secular national movement for the liberation of Azawad (NBBA), which aims for an independent State for Tuaregs. The rebels claimed the flag of the NBBA through the city. However, the Islamist Ansar Dine arrived Monday in the city that their black flag hoisted.
In Gao, the largest city in the hands of the Tuaregs has come, it is chaos. England declared to have no idea who exactly is in control. "We don't know who controls the city and who is doing what," said student Ahmed Ould Fneiny. "We see Ansar Dine with their flag. We see the NBBA. We see other Tuareg groups and Arab groups that are gedeserteerd from the Malian army. There are people in army uniforms that all cars have stolen, even the private cars of citizens. We can not leave the city. "
The rebellion in northern Mali began in January when Tuareg fighters, who were on the payroll at times the Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, returned to Mali. The first two months of 2012 was mainly fought in remote areas where a dozen small towns. After a coup on 21 March, the Tuaregs took advantage of the resulting power vacuum to large cities.