Ansar Dine seems to have decided to go for peace. All members of Ansar Dine are abandoning claims in Timbuctou and Gao and are regrouping in Kidal. In their base of Kidal, they are waiting for orders from their heads, who have been working with Algeria, Burkina and the Malian government to come to workable terms of peace. Ansar Dine declared that they have broken ties with MUJAO and AQIM and are working to strike a peace deal with the Malian government. Although ideally they would disarm, they are holding onto their arms for fear of retaliation from MUJAO and AQIM who are still firmly holding onto Sharia enforcement for the north. Malian government is also urging Malians who have joined arms with MUJAO and AQIM, to break with the extremist groups, and join the peace process. It is suspected that if Ansar Dine and the Malian government can reach agreement, they will work together in an intervention to push out MUJAO and AQIM.