Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — Recent ethnic clashes erupted in northern Mali this past week and the Malian government blames the Tuareg rebels.

mali violenceReuters reports that the northern separatist rebels, the Tuaregs, instigated the violence and unrest. The Tuaregs sued for peace after French intervention threatened to annihilate them and their former Islamist allies.

The Tuaregs said that their fighters were not responsible for the attack and said they will continue to honor the ceasefire agreement they signed.

At least 4 people were killed in the ethnic clashes, which occurred ahead of the July 28 elections. The French and the West want the elections to happen and stabilize the country against the Islamist threat that nearly toppled the country last year.

The Islamists, which have ties to the international terrorist network al-Qaeda, have since retreated back to their mountainous hideouts and fled elsewhere, with some apprehended in Sudan.

France has since withdrawn from Mali and left the country in the hands of a United Nations task force composed of several West African countries.

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  • stringman

    Everywhere that prayer rugs are found, bloody violence is rampant. Red is the color of their favorite outerwear and darkness is their heart’s companion. If we lose the strength to resist, they will wear our children’s blood and carry our heads on their spears. Obama chuckles.

    I was given Helen Thomas’s (Mr. President) book by my liberal mother-in-law. Out of pure curiosity, I read it. Wow, it was nothing like the woman. We was either delusional when she wrote it or, she knew that the truth could not be told without some blow back. So she just lied, instead. I’m sure her fans loved it. I’ll bet the publisher took a bath on it and, cartons full of the books laid about for years before being dumped. Woof!