Islamists Say Mali Must Apply Shariah Before Talks
Mali’s government must apply Islamic
sharia law before armed Islamist groups who control the north of the
country will negotiate, an Islamist official said on Saturday. In
a televised speech given on the eve of the country’s Independence Day, Alioune
Toure, a security chief in the city of Gao, said, “As we are preparing for it, we will wage war if no other
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