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Clone of mali rebels timbuktu 2012 04 01

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ICC warns it may investigate atrocities reports since fighting began in January
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France will help Mali's government in fighting Islamist rebels, Hollande said Friday.
Clone of mali rebels timbuktu 2012 04 01

Mali's Tuareg rebels have declared northern Mali to be the independent state of Azawad. The contested area includes the fabled center of Timbuktu. Here a resident of Timbuktu walks past the restored City of 333 Saints Djingareyber Mosque.

Issouf Sanogo