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Mali Armed Groups Reportedly Clash Near Rebel Stronghold

Rival armed groups in northern Mali said Saturday that they briefly exchanged fire in the first apparent breach of a peace accord they signed with the government in June. An exchange of light and heavy weapons fire took place south of Kidal, the stronghold of secular Tuareg rebels leading a coalition known as the Coordination of Azawad Movements, or CMA. "Firing began at around 18h30 between the Platform and the CMA in the Amassine valley south of Kidal," said a source within...

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