Now, from 2013, when he was elected, the head of State of mali is always opposed to any form of dialogue with those "from which there separates a puddle of blood." But the war that he has declared to the terrorists, and which has been conducted particularly by the French troops of the operation Barkhane, so far has not produced any results. On the contrary, with the passage of time it increased the hostility of the population vis-à-vis the army of Paris, and was raised the number of victims. So much so that in 2019 is the year the most lethal in the region of the Sahel: according to the Un, the terrorist attacks in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have resulted in, among military and civilians, at least four thousand dead.
relations with the jihadists you were so far limited to the exchange of prisoners, as happened last year when he was freed the police chief of the islamic city in the centre of the Village against a journalist and a prefect seized by the jihadist. Always in 2019, there has also been a first contact between the authorities in Bamako with Amadou Koufa, the head of the main terrorist group in the Country, the so-called katiba Grinder, aborted, however, due to the shutdown of one of the members of the official delegation. Other contacts between the parties had allowed the reopening of schools, health centers, and in some markets in the areas under the control of the galaxy jihadist.
According to the government of the capital it is now essential to extend the hand to jihadists that rage in a region large as half Europe, also because there seem to be no other way to stop the number of victims in the Sahel. This time, the messenger of peace is the former president Dioncounda Traoré , who in 2013 asked for the intervention of France to stop the conquest of Bamako from the legions of jihadists. Traoré will meet both Iyad Ag Ghali, the ex-rebel tuareg became the head of the support Group to Islam and to muslims, both Ag Ghali Koufa, who fights in the centre of Mali with its militia linked To al Qaeda.
The negotiations promise to be difficult difficult. First of all, that Iyad Ag Ghali and Amadou Koufa will demand the application of sharia law, which can generate consequences imponderable, to begin from the stability of republican institutions of Mali. As in Paris and in the Country maintains about 4500 men, and yet consider the jihadists their most bitter enemies (only last November 25, 13 French soldiers have died in Mali), still has not ruled on this possible truce. But from Paris it filters a lot of skepticism, also because Iyad Ag Ghali and Amadou Koufa are, however, two cutthroats who, for their links with Al-Qaeda and the islamic State, still appear on the black list of the Un Security Council.
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