Soldiers loyal to junta leaders in Mali load their weapons, including a machine gun, onto a taxi after leaving a military camp where anti-junta forces were subdued. Harouna Traore/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption toggle caption Harouna Traore/ASSOCIATED PRESS The Two-Way Who Controls Mali? Answer: The Rebels Fighting The Rebels May 1, 2012 A counter-coup staged by supporters of the ousted president of Mali failed and junta leaders kept control of the capital. The junta only controls a third of Mali; the remainder is held by ethnic Tuareg and Islamist rebels. A report alleges Tuareg rebels are committing horrific human rights abuses.