Tuareg-Rebellen und Islamisten rücken in Mali vor
„I cannot reword“ Bild: AP
With the withdrawal of the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA, the attacks by Islamists and Tuareg rebels in Mali are increasing again. The situation in Timbuktu, in particular, is dire.
IIn Timbuktu, history is repeating itself in a sinister way. While international attention was focused on the coups in Niger and Gabon, Islamist terrorists have effectively cut off the famous mosques in the Malian city from the outside world in recent weeks. According to media reports, this is the terrorist group Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, which is affiliated with Al-Qaida.
In 2012, Timbuktu fell into the hands of Islamist terrorists. The city remained occupied for eight months until it was joyfully liberated by French troops in early 2013. However, this did not defeat the Islamist terrorists in Mali, as attacks expanded to Niger and Burkina Faso in 2015.