The Haut Conseil pour l’Unité de l’Azawad (HCUA) contains many former members of the al-Qaeda-allied Islamist Ansar al-Din movement. In 2013 the three largest rebel movements in northern Mali announced their merger, which brings together the normally hostile members of one Arab militia, the Mouvement Arabe de l’Azawad (MAA), and two Tuareg groups, the secular Mouvement National de Libération de l’Azawad (MNLA) and the Haut Conseil pour l’Unité de l’Azawad (HCUA). Mohamed Ag Intalla, supported by his father, the Amenokal Intalla Ag Attaher, traditional leader of the Tuareg Ifoghas, left the MNLA to join his brother, Alghabass Ag Intalla. The brothers announced the dissolution of Islamic Movement of Azawad (MIA) and to form HCUA.
Haut Conseil pour l’Unité de l’Azawad (HCUA)
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