Collateral Damage In Mali

French aircraft bombing around the city of Konna caused more deaths among civilians than among Islamists, but the French media keep silent about the “collateral damage” and glorify the “militaristic and triumphalist discourse” of Paris.

Reporting from Konna, Russia Today correspondent Wancha Gonzalo informed that the Islamists were not routed but had simply retreated.

Regarding the number of victims, the RT correspondent cites the specific example of one of the 25 villages that make up the local Malian Konna.

The final outcome of the liberation is utterly deplorable. According to our survey, the French Air Force killed only two rebels. But it is the people who have paid the heaviest toll: 14 civilians died under the French bombs,” says the RT correspondent…


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