Mali releases 23 prisoners affiliated with rebels

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies BAMAKO, Mali (AP) – Mali’s justice minister says the government has released 23 prisoners of war affiliated with a movement of separatist Tuareg rebels who announced last week they were pulling out of a peace accord.Mohamed Ali Bathily on Wednesday described the move as a “sign of appeasement” directed toward rebels from the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad.The NMLA was among the rebel groups that took control of northern Mali following a March 2012 military coup. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories The subsequent rise of extremist Islamic groups in the region prompted the French to launch a military intervention in January.The June peace accord paved the way for July presidential elections. But the NMLA announced last month it was pulling out because the new government had failed to honor its commitments.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Parents, stop beating yourself up 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img

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