Fresh fighting in northern Mali involving Tuaregs

February 24, 2013 - 3:25:03 am
BAMAKO: Fresh fighting erupted yesterday in northern Mali between ethnic Tuaregs and an unidentified armed group, security sources told AFP, the latest violence in the wake of a French-led campaign that drove radical Islamist fighters from major cities.
Tuaregs of the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) were fighting what one source said “seemed to be Arab fighters” near the northern town of Tessalit. The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), yesterday claimed responsibility for the bombings in In-Khalil near Tessalit, saying they were specifically targeting the MNLA, which has been cooperating with French forces to flush out Islamists from 
northern Mali.