Key Mali rebel group splinters

Posted: January 25, 2013 at 5:15 a.m.

French soldiers man an observation post Thursday outside Sevare about 400 miles north of Mali’s capital, Bamako.

Mali’s rebel movement showed new signs of discord Thursday in the wake of punishing French airstrikes, with one wing of the Ansar Dine group now pledging to negotiate an end to the country’s crisis and possibly even fight against its former comrades-in-arms.

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Front Section, Pages 7 on 01/25/2013