Macina Liberation Movement / Macina Liberation Front (MLF)

According to a Human Rights Watch Report, Macina Liberation Movement is an Islamic Extremist group that was formed in January 2015. MLM strength is estimated at approximately hundred fighters, previously associated with self-defence units from the Mali Fulani community and the Movement for Unity and Justice in West Africa (MUJWA). The MLM Macina Liberation Movement is accused of attacks in the central and northern regions of Mali. According to witnesses that were interviewed by the Human Rights Watchdog, the group is: "ethnic Peul [Fulani] from an Islamist armed group allied to either the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) or Ansar Dine."Centre of OperationsMacina Liberation Movement is active in the central and northern regions of Mali:

Macina Liberation Movement / Macina Liberation Front (MLF), also known as La Force de Libération du Macina, ML Movement, Massina Liberation Movement, Ansar al-Din Macina brigade, Katibat Macina - Ansar Dine is an active group formed c. 2015.
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