Mali: jihadist leader Iyad Ag Ghali targeted by ICC arrest warrant

Iyad Ag Ghali is the third Malian to be targeted by an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the early hours of the jihadist insurgency in northern Mali.

If the two previous accused, Al-Hassan and Al-Mahdi, were arrested and tried, “how do you get your hands on a quasi-ghost?” wonders Today in Faso. Because “No one knows exactly where it nests. When it is said in Kidal, it is perhaps in the foothills bordering Algeria,” writes this Burkinabè daily, fearing “a sleeve effect”.

The journey of Iyad Ag Ghali, a Tuareg from the Ifoghas tribe, is that of a warrior. He cut his teeth in the Libyan Islamic Legion in the 1970s before getting involved in the Malian rebellions and becoming a jihadist.

The facts with which the ICC accuses him date back to a period from January 2012 to January 2013, detailed Maliweb, and occurred mainly at

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