Civilians bear brunt of heavy fighting in Mali
14 June 2022 | 7:58 am
Mali's northeast is seeing heavy fighting as Mali's army, together with pro-government militias, battle insurgents. Hundreds of civilians have been killed and tens of thousands are displaced.
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