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Topic - Ansar Dine

, also transliterated Ançar Dine, Ançar Deen or Ansar ad-Din; meaning "Defenders of Faith") is an Islamist group led by Iyad Ag Ghaly. Ag Ghaly, one of the most prominent figures of a Tuareg rebellion in the 1990s, is accused of having links with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and other Islamist groups, a splinter group which is led by his cousin Hamada Ag Hama. Ansar Dine wants the imposition of Sharia (Islamic law) across Mali. The group's first action was in March 2012. - Source: Wikipedia

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