Three times in the past two decades, Mali's army fought separatist fighters from the local Tuareg people to a draw.
Lankester said that many of his Tuareg employees have left Timbuktu, Gao, and the surrounding cities.
The mix of al Qaeda in the Maghreb, Ansar al Dine, and the Tuareg rebels is combustible.
Azawad being the Tuareg name for the northern half of Mali, which is said to be around the size of Texas.
The combustible mix of AQIM, Ansar al Dine, and Tuareg rebels is complex and dangerous.
She slipped past silently to the tent entrance where the Tuareg guard noticed she paused for a long moment before entering.
The average Tuareg is perfectly indifferent as to which he does.
The Negro serfs among the Tuareg are generally called "white Tuareg."
Bob rode on up to the man and dismounted, to be met by the Tuareg.
At the desk, the clerk didn't blink at the Tuareg costume the two still wore.