French air strike killed 19 civilians at Mali wedding, says UN report

Mar 30, 2021 | INVESTING

A French air strike killed 19 civilians in Mali in January, a UN report said on Tuesday, prompting a strong denial from France.The French air force struck near the remote village of Bounti on January 3, in circumstances that sparked controversy in the war-torn Sahel state.Residents of the village said the strike hit a wedding party and killed civilians.The group affected by the strike was overwhelmingly composed of civilians who are protected persons under international humanitarian lawUN…

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