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Border countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal

Since 2012, the Government of Mali has engaged in multiple and overlapping non-international armed conflicts against various Islamist insurgent groups, most notably Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, the Plateforme, and the Coordination of Azawad Movements. The Government of Mali is supported by France and a peacekeeping mission, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

Several non-international armed conflicts are taking place in Mali, involving international actors and non-state armed groups.

  • The Government of Mali is engaged in parallel non-international armed conflicts with a number of non-state armed groups, in particular Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimeen, the Plateforme and the Coordination of Azawad Movements.
  • France provides ongoing military support to the Government of Mali in its fight against rebel groups.
  • The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is a peacekeeping operation supporting the Government of Mali in its efforts to restore state control over areas in the hands of non-state armed groups. 
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019