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The African Union (AU) backed military action against the island of Anjouan's renegade leader Mohamed Bacar in the Comoros archipelago had reached "the point of no return", despite an offer for more talks to resolve the nine month stand-off. "We have exhausted all available opportunities to end the political dispute in the Comoros without any success," Membe told a news briefing in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam on 14 March.