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Amid rising anti-French sentiment in the region, a protester demonstrates against the French military in Bakamo, the Mali capital. Critics see the French presence as a neocolonial campaign © Hadama Diakite/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

For civilians in the developing world, without preventive, prosecution, sanction, and enforcement procedures and forces in a robust International Criminal Court against rogue states, there is no protection at all from these European and other imperialist terrorists and murderers in three-piece suits and uniforms squatting and plotting their homicidal attacks driven by blood-lust and pathological calculations in remote high-tech lairs. (Thill Raghu)

A Wedding, an Airstrike, and Outrage at the French Military

“The French Army says it killed terrorists in Mali, with no collateral damage. A new United Nations report says almost all of the dead were civilians.”

French air strike killed 19 civilians at Mali wedding party, U.N. says

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mali-security-france/french-air-strike-killed-19-civilians-at-mali-wedding-party-u-n-says-idUSKBN2BM1TN

“BAMAKO (Reuters) -A French air strike in January killed 19 civilians and three armed men at a wedding in the remote desert of central Mali, United Nations investigators said on Tuesday, contradicting France’s account that only Islamist militants were hit.”

UN finds French strike in Mali in January killed 19 civilians; France refutes report

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210330-un-probe-finds-french-strike-in-mali-in-january-killed-19-civilians

“On January 3, French warplanes struck near the remote village of Bounti 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.

French air attack in Mali killed 19 unarmed civilians, UN says

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/30/french-air-attack-in-mali-killed-19-civilians-un-probe-finds

A French air attack January killed at least 19 civilians at a wedding party in central Mali, United Nations investigators have said, confirming locals’ accounts and contradicting France’s version that only rebel fighters were hit.

The human rights division of the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said on Tuesday it had visited the village of Bounti where the attack took place on January 3, analysed satellite images and interviewed more than 400 people, including at least 115 in face-to-face, individual sessions.”