Malian soldiers attacked on Friday in Bamako camp "Red Berets", these soldiers close to the former President Amadou Toumani Touré, who refused to fight the Islamists in the North.
MALI - Several people were injured in an attack on a camp of the "Red Berets", the family of President Toumani Touré overturned last year by soldiers of other bodies.
Malian soldiers attacked on Friday in Bamako military camp close to the former President Amadou Toumani Touré. Several people were injured in the attack on the center of the "Red Berets", the family of deposed president last year by soldiers of other bodies.
This attack illustrates the deep divisions within the Malian army rolled by armed Islamist groups and Tuareg rebels in 2012. She is apparently driven by the refusal of the "Red Berets" to leave their camp in the capital and to be reassigned to other units to fight the Islamists in the North.
"Since 6am (GMT), heavily armed soldiers, at all levels, attacked the camp. Right now, they are going to pull our women and our children," said Yaya Bouaré a "Beret red "in the camp attacked. "There are several wounded in the camp," he added.
An elite unit still not dissolved
Earlier this week, General Tahirou Dembele, Chief of Staff, said on national television will send the "Red Berets" fight alongside the French soldiers armed Islamist groups who occupied the north in 2012. Although this elite unit was not officially dissolved, the General had reported Dembélé decided to "redeploy" its members elsewhere in the army.
He said he called the commander of the French forces in Mali to "inform". "All of our partners have found it very fair because without discipline there ny no army. They are, moreover, that even too slow to handle this situation," he was assured.
End of April 2012, the "Red Berets" had vainly tried to regain power after the coup of 21 March against President Toumani Touré, led by men of Captain Amadou Sanogo Haya, members of another corps "Green Berets". Fighting between the two units had twenty dead.