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.