In “Toward the African Revolution” when Fanon references “Northern Africans” is he referring to “Arabs”?

Fanon was flexible with that term, it covered Arabs and Africans living in the North, and just Arabs.  He strongest distinction was between the Colonized and the Colonizer; that’s where his lines were drawn. 

It’s been some time since I’ve read ‘Towards the African Revolution,’ and I don’t fall back on it as much as I do the ‘Wreched of the Earth,’ but your question has motivated me to give it another read. Thanks.