Mali allegiance to the presidential forces and the military coup in the capital, an exchange of fire
Mali loyal to former President Amadou Toumani Toure, the “red berets” on the 30th military coup in the capital, Bamako, and an exchange of fire, soldiers killed in the crossfire.
Witnesses told reporters that the capital, Bamako neighborhood heard gunshots in the afternoon local time on the 30th. Intensive gunfire in the vicinity of Cady barracks stationed in the center of the Mali national television and the distance 15 km Bamako military coup.
message from Mali military coup, a member of the “red berets” was occupied in the evening the Malian national television, but they have to recapture the television control over and said will be followed by a statement on television.
“red berets” a soldier said that their purpose is to end the coup the military rule. It is said that the foreign troops to assist the “red beret” troops.
of West African States Economic Community of the 26th summit announcement said it would send troops to help maintain the territorial integrity of Mali, mainly to assist the military of Mali to fight against the Northern militants. Mali military coup on the 27th that the denial of the Economic Community of West African countries plan to send troops in Mali, of any foreign troops as “the enemy” and said it will stationed in the territory of Mali.March 21
Mali sudden coup, some soldiers to overthrow Toure regime, the formation of a democratic revival and reconstruction of the country, the National Committee, took the government duties. Mali, several senior government officials in the coup were arrested, including the Foreign Minister Maiga of Mali, a government spokesman Konare, former Prime Minister Sidibe. April 6, the Commission and the Economic Community of West African countries signed the Framework Agreement, agreed to hand over power to any Traore of Mali National Assembly Speaker. Traore, 17, signed a presidential appointment of Diarra, Prime Minister of the Transitional Government. (The Reporters Prince is)