Mali Operation Regional Overview (as of 10 May 2013)

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 10 May 2013 View Original

The security situation, which had remained largely calm during the month of April, deteriorated on the 21st April with the takeover of Ber, located 53 km east of Timbuktu, by the Mouvement Arabe de l’Azawad (MAA), and this occurred two weeks after two serious security incidents in Timbuktu.
The incident in Ber further illustrates the growing tension between the Tuareg and Arab communities.