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Mali’s Unofficial Ceasefire Comes to an End

Accusations of attacks against non-Tuaregs spurred the assault.“Government troops seized a village in northern Mali after heavy fighting with Tuareg separatists on Wednesday and advanced towards the town of Kidal, the rebels’ last stronghold, the army said. Wednesday’s fighting ended months of undeclared ceasefire between the army and the MNLA separatists, who took back part of northern Mali from Islamist insurgents driven out by a French-led military offensive launched in January.” (Reuters

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