Mali pro-govt armed group accuses France of killing 4 fighters

French soldiers and FAMA (Malian Army forces) are seen advancing on the Faguibine dry lake in the Timbuktu region, northern Mali, in June 2015A pro-government armed group in Mali accused the French military on Wednesday of killing four of its fighters during a weekend clash with an Al-Qaeda-linked movement in the country’s restive north. “This weekend, near Meneka, the French army killed four of our fighters,” Ould Mataly told AFP. The MAA is one component of a coalition of armed groups calling itself the “Platform” which supports the central government as it attempts to enact a peace deal to end decades of conflict.

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