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Azawad
ⴰⵣⴰⵓⴷ
أزواد
Azawad
Unrecognizit state

2012

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Caipital Timbuktu (proclaimit)
Gao (proveesional)
Leid(s) Tuareg leids, Hassānīya Arabic, Songhay, French, Fula
Releegion Islam
Government Transitional Cooncil o the State o Azawad
(Conseil de Transition de l'Etat de l'Azawad, CTEA)
Preses
 − 2012 Bilal Ag Acherif
Vice Preses
 − 2012 Mahamadou Djeri Maïga
History
 - Azawad Declaration
   o Unthirldom
6 Aprile 2012
 - Battle o Gao 27 Juin 2012
 - Faw o Ansongo 12 Julie 2012

Azawad (Tuareg: ⴰⵣⴰⵓⴷ, Azawd; Arabic: أزواد ‎, Azawād; French: Azawad) is territory an umwhile unrecognisit state in North Africae unilaterally declared bi the Naitional Muivement for the Liberation o Azawad (MNLA) in 2012 efter a Tuareg rebellion drove the Malian Airmy frae the territory. Azawad, as claimed by the MNLA, comprises the Malian regions o Timbuktu, Kidal, Gao, as well as a pairt o Mopti Region,[1] encompassin aboot 60 percent o Mali's claimed total land aurie. Azawad borders Burkina Faso tae the sooth, Mauritanie tae the wast an northwast, Algerie tae the north an northeast, an Niger tae the east an sootheast, wi undisputit Mali tae its soothwast. It straddles a portion o the Sahara an the Sahelian zone. Gao is its lairgest ceety an the temporary caipital,[2] while Timbuktu is the seicont lairgest ceety, an intendit taeo be the permanent caipital.

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  1. "Mali Tuareg rebels control Timbuktu as troops flee". BBC News. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  2. "Tuaregs claim 'independence' from Mali". Al Jazeera. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 

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