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UN Holds Talks to Calm North Mali Town as Armed Groups Clash

The U.N. mission in Mali said on Monday it was holding emergency talks between armed groups who have fought gunbattles in a town in northern Mali. Tuareg MNLA separatists attempted to take Tabankort as fighters from the Arab Azawad Movement pushed them back during clashes over the weekend, a military source said. The MNLA say the Arab Azawad Movement is a pro-government militia. The town is majority Arab. Ethnic Arabs in northern Mali are increasingly at odds with the MNLA, which is...

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