Mali Army ‘Fire as Islamists Advance’
Malian soldiers have fired on Islamist fighters in the centre of the country, military sources say.
Details remain sketchy but some sources say the Islamists, who last year seized a vast area of the north, have advanced towards Mopti - the last town under government control.
The army responded with “warning shots”, military sources say.
In December, the UN approved an African-led military operation against the Islamist groups.
Last week, one of the Islamist groups, Ansar Dine, said it was ending the ceasefire it had previously announced during talks with mediators.