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Lessons for French Forces in Mali

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image On January 3, 2021, two French Mirage 2000 jet fighters like this one dropped three bombs near Bounti, Central Mali.  © 2013 Reuters/Benoit Tessier  The facts surrounding the January 3 French airstrike near Bounti, in central Mali, which villagers claim killed 19 civilians at a wedding, remain disputed. The French government continues to  oppose carrying out an investigation into the attack, saying its forces committed no errors. A February 16 decision by the European Court of Human Rights should be an important reminder to France of the obligation of states under…

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