National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA)

The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad or the Azawad National Liberation Movement is a political and military organization based in Azawad/northern Mali. The movement is made up of Tuareg rebels, some of whom fought in the Libyan army during the 2011 rebellion. The Malian government has accused the movement of having links to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.VideoVideo: 2013 Malian soldiers have clashed with secular separatist Tuareg MNLA fighters near the northern town of Kidal.Video: 2012 MNLA officially announced the merger of his ethnic tuareg fighting group (National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad) with the islamic fighting militia, also composed of tuaregs, called Ansar Dine.

National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), also known as Azawad National Liberation Movement, Mouvement National pour la Libération de l'Azawad; MNLA, National Movement of Azawad, Mouvement national de l'Azawad; MNA) is an active group formed c. 2011.
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