Mali: Ansar Al-Din New Position Raises Questions
Ansar al-Din vowed to find a "negotiated constructive solution for the Malian crisis with all national forces that represent the interim authorities in Mali, and with all other Malian armed groups", the group said in a statement read by delegation member Mohamed Aharid.
"Based on that, we announce a stop of all acts of violence to guarantee the free movement of persons and properties and facilitate the arrival of humanitarian aid at areas under our control," the group said.
Ansar al-Din "rejects all forms of extremism and terrorism and is committed to fighting cross-border organised crime", the statement concluded.
Fellow Touareg separatists, however, questioned the sincerity of the statement.
[link to allafrica.com
The Islamists renounce violence & join the "right side" - when have seen that? LIFG (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group) - Libya 2008 & 2009.
Former members of the LIFG are now the Libyan Islamists who are attacking embassies, the Red Cross, Libyan officials, Sufi shrines & schools, and foreign ideas that won't work in Libya (like democracy).