Bilal Ag Acherif

Berber nationalist leader

Bilal Ag Acherif (born 1977,[1] last name alternatively spelled Cherif[2]) is the Secretar-General o the Naitional Muivement for the Leeberation o Azawad.[3][4]

Bilal Ag Acherif
Preses o the Transitional Cooncil o the State o Azawad
In office
6 Apryle 2012 – 12 Julie 2012
Vice PresesMahamadou Djeri Maïga
Precedit biPosition established
Succeedit biPosition abolished
General Secretary o the MNLA
Assumed office
October 2011
Precedit biPosition Established
Personal details

On 26 Juin 2012, he wis woondit in clashes atween MNLA fechters an the Islamist Movement for Aneness an Jihad in Wast Africae, an MNLA ally durin the northren Mali conflict. Accordin tae an MNLA spokesperson, he wis taken tae Burkina Faso for medical care.[5][6]


  1. Mali's shaky rebel alliance and a looming war Archived 2017-03-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Elhadj Ould Brahim (19 Februar 2012), Conflict in Northern Mali: Internal Facts and Regional Impacts (PDF), Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, p. 3[deid airtin]
  3. "Tuareg rebels announce 'end of military operations' in Mali". Channel NewsAsia. Agence France-Presse. 5 Apryle 2012. Archived frae the original on 6 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2012.
  4. "Explainer: Tuareg-led rebellion in north Mali - Africa". Al Jazeera English. 3 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2012.
  5. "Mali: Islamists seize Gao from Tuareg rebels". BBC News. 27 Juin 2012. Retrieved 27 Juin 2012.
  6. Serge Daniel (27 Juin 2012). "Islamists seize north Mali town, at least 21 dead in clashes". Google News. Agence France-Presse. Archived frae the original on 1 Februar 2013. Retrieved 27 Juin 2012.