French army chief slams UN ‘bias’ in report on Mali strike

Paris (AFP) May 22, 2021
The head of France’s armed forces has slammed a UN report into an air strike in central Mali which killed 19 civilians, saying it was biased and delegitimised the operations of the French-led Barkhane force there. “Very clearly this (report) comprises an attack on the French army, the Barkhane operation (and) on the legitimacy of our engagements,” General Francois Lecointre told French daily
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