Mali: The armed groups kill on the back of the civilians
© AFP Milaicians of the MSA, near Kidal , while massive abuses, in Moura, were committed by elements of the Malian Armed Forces accompanied. Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Group, violence in the area of the three borders remains endemic, provoking the death of many civilians. Bamako. From our correspondent is a massacre that has lost for almost three weeks.
© Alain Jocard, AFP soldiers of the Malian Armed Forces in Gao, February 24, 2019.
Samir al-Bourhan, a Franco-Jihadist setting. Tunisian, is part of the "dozen terrorists" eliminated at two aerial strikes on Thursday, in the center of the country, announced the Malian armed forces on Saturday.
In a statement, the General Staff of the Mali indicates that the Malian Armed Forces (FAMA) have, thanks to two aerial strikes executed on April 14, managed to "neutralize a dozen terrorists in the Ganguel Forest" which is "about 10 kilometers" from the locality of Moura.
"These strikes have led to neutralize some GSIM executives" ( Support Group for Islam and Muslims) , the main jihadist alliance in the Sahel, linked to Al Qaeda and led by Chief Touareg Malien Iyad AG Ghaly, "Which Samir Al-Bourhan, a Franco-Tunisian terrorist frame, speaking French and Arabic", says the staff.
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The Malian army says it has acted "on the basis of specific technical information reporting Consolidation of terrorists ", coming according to her" To go up the morale of the fighters "of the GSIM and" bring the financial and logistical supports both expected "after their" cooking lapel of Moura ".
The army says "neutralized" at the end of March 203 Jihadists at Moura , where the American human rights NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses the on the contrary to have summarily executed 300 civilians with the help of foreign fighters. No photo or video allowing to accredit the version of the Malian authorities or that of HRW has emerged from Moura since then. The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) asked in vain for several days to Bamako to allow it to send a team of investigators on site.
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>> Massacres in Moura in the center of Mali: the underside of a military operation
governed since 2020 by military arrived in power by the force , the Mali has been plunged, since 2012, in a deep sectarian crisis that the Deployment of foreign forces has not resolved. Parts of the northern country, jihadist violence extended to the center and the south, before the conflict becomes complicated with the emergence of community militias and criminal bands.
The conflict made thousands of civilian and combatants. The center of Mali is currently one of the main homes of the Sahelian crisis.
Tunisian weavers turn rags into eco-friendly rugs .
Najet unravels an old pair of jeans, raw material for a designer carpet: traditional, eco-friendly crafts are being adapted for new markets thanks to a project born in the Tunisian desert. - Eco-friendly - Baccouche said at first people teased him for getting involved in "an old ladies' craft"."I learned to weave at a young age, from my mother," said the 52-year-old from the oasis town of Nefta, 500 kilometres (310 miles) south of Tunis.