Politicians in Mali's capital, Bamako, are beginning talks on how to stabilise the North. But that may be a vain hope.
Tuareg rebels tell Al Jazeera they will resume attacks on the army if it continues what the rebels call ethnic cleansing in Azawad - an area they had hoped to turn into an independent Tuareg state.
Mohamed Vall reports from Northern Mali.
Source: Al Jazeera