Weeks removed from striking an alliance to take over the North of Mali, the Tuareg rebel movement MNLA and the Islamist group of Ansar Dine are fighting in the town of Gao, Sila Aksou says. Adam Thiam has the timeline of the conflict [fr] over the control of the Northern part of Mali and a video of some fighting can be found here.  A leader of the MNLA rebels has been airlifted to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso for treatment.