Children search in the ruins of a hotel destroyed by French air strikes in  Douentza in February 2013. A new UN report says a French air strike  killed 19 civilians in Mali in January. Photo: AFP Children search in the ruins of a hotel destroyed by French air strikes in  Douentza in February 2013. A new UN report says a French air strike  killed 19 civilians in Mali in January. Photo: AFP
Children search in the ruins of a hotel destroyed by French air strikes in Douentza in February 2013. A new UN report says a French air strike killed 19 civilians in Mali in January. Photo: AFP
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French air strike killed 19 civilians at Mali wedding, says UN report

  • France, which earlier claimed only jihadists had been hit in the attack, has issued a strong denial of the probe’s findings
  • 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

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Children search in the ruins of a hotel destroyed by French air strikes in  Douentza in February 2013. A new UN report says a French air strike  killed 19 civilians in Mali in January. Photo: AFP Children search in the ruins of a hotel destroyed by French air strikes in  Douentza in February 2013. A new UN report says a French air strike  killed 19 civilians in Mali in January. Photo: AFP
Children search in the ruins of a hotel destroyed by French air strikes in Douentza in February 2013. A new UN report says a French air strike killed 19 civilians in Mali in January. Photo: AFP
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