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Meetings of Malian representatives with Tuareg who returned from Libya

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Malian elected representatives will meet Sunday in the north of the country with the Tuareg who returned back from Libya after fighting alongside the pro-Qaddafi forces during the Libyan conflict, according to several sources.

  • Malian elected representatives will meet Sunday in the north of the country with the Tuareg who returned back from Libya after fighting alongside the pro-Qaddafi forces during the Libyan conflict, according to several sources.

    The delegation composed of elected officials in northern Mali, left Kidal Sunday for a visit to Malian armed Tuareg who had returned back from Libya after the fall of the Gaddafi regime, according to the governorate of Kidal, near the border with Algeria.

    The delegation of e0lected officials will visit the Malian camp to meet the Touareg who have accepted the peace process in northern Mali, a region that has long been the scene of conflict with the Tuareg rebellion.

     These elected officials will also meet other armed Tuareg who refused to be confined after their return from Libya, dissatisfied, they preferred to join the Desert Mountains.

    According to a member of the delegation, the purpose of the visit is to listen, try to calm the situation to avoid a deterioration of the security situation, already fragile in this region.

    With a population of 1.5 million people, the Tuareg of different tribes are distributed among several countries in the region, including Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya and Burkina Faso.

  • Ennaharonline/ M. O.

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