(AFP) – 1 day ago
BAMAKO — Malian security services said Thursday they have arrested two men identified as supporters of Al-Qaeda's north African branch in the northwestern Timbuktu region.
- The source merely described them as "Arabs" who helped AQIM in its fight against the Mauritanian army by providing information.
- The suspects also "helped buy weapons and food for the terrorists," he added.
But the withdrawal of Mauritanian troops from Mali two months ago has been followed by the establishment of new AQIM units near the border.