In Mali, Tuareg rebels captured the city of Timbuktu - the last major town on the north-east of the country, who controlled the military junta that seized power on March 22. This was the rebels said in a statement on its website. They declared that now "control the entire region," Azavad, for whose independence and fought.
According to eyewitnesses, the Tuareg seized the airport, office buildings and military camps, . The city drive insurgents from the flags of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azavada (MNLA). Earlier, two other Tuareg seized the strategically important town in the north - Kidal and Gao. reported by BBC News
Meanwhile, the military junta, which received power in a coup, has changed its decision to abolish the constitution. March 28 it became known that the coup plotters had prepared a new basic law, but now they have returned to the constitution in 1992. However, to take power, they are not collected. The rebels promised to hold early parliamentary and presidential elections before the end of April, in which they themselves will not participate.
Tuareg rebels have announced the beginning of the active struggle for independence Azavada in January 2012. In March, Malian military rebelled against the then government led by President Amadou Toure, accusing them ineffective against the militants. As a result, the deposed president had to flee, but the power was transferred to the military.
The international community strongly condemned the coup in Mali. Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States have suspended membership in the organization and threatened to sanction the military junta. Afraid of being isolated, the putsch and announced his return to the constitution in 1992, . On Monday, April 2, members of ECOWAS to discuss the situation in Mali at an emergency meeting.reported by Associated Press