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Fighters in Timbuktu declare Islamic state
Exclusive report from northern Mali on move by Ansar al-Din to establish state based on Islamic law.
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 14:16

A group called Ansar al-Din who have been fighting along the main Tuareg rebel group in Mali say they have established a state based on Islamic law in the north of the country.

But as Mohamed Vall exclusively reports from inside Timbuktu, mass looting and extreme poverty have been the only result so far.

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Al Jazeera
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