Fighters in Timbuktu declare Islamic state

Exclusive report from northern Mali on move by Ansar al-Din to establish state based on Islamic law.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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