6 killed in Islamist attack on Mali ex-rebel base

Representatives of the Azawad Movement attend the signing of the ammended version of the Algerian Accord on June 20, 2015 in BamakoSix former fighters were killed this week in an attack claimed by an Islamist group linked to Al-Qaeda in northeastern Mali, the country’s main ex-rebel group and a UN source told AFP on Saturday. Six of our fighters were killed,” Moussa Ag Tinflou, a member of the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), told AFP. The CMA was one of northern Mali’s main rebel factions, and Islamist groups are branded “terrorist” in this region.

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