Gains of Mali's Tuareg rebels appear permanent, analysts say

Amnesty in the News
April 4, 2012

Gains of Mali's Tuareg rebels appear permanent, analysts say

Tuareg rebels, battle-hardened by their time fighting for Libya's late leader Moammar Kadafi, have conquered a huge swath of northern Mali, including the key cities of Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu, in a stunning advance that saw the collapse of Mali's army. Amnesty International has reported that many Mailians have fled towns in the region this week, amid looting, violence and the closure of hospitals.
- Los Angeles Times