North Mali Islamist Group Says It Rejects Violence

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso—An Islamist group carrying out public executions and amputations in northern Mali said Tuesday that it rejects “all forms of extremism and terrorism” and called upon other armed organizations controlling the region, including a branch of al Qaeda, to engage in political talks with the government.

The turnabout was announced by a representative of an Ansar Dine delegation that has been holding talks for the past several days with mediators in the capital of neighboring Burkina Faso.

The meetings in Burkina Faso appear to be[…]

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