Communiqué N°7 of 22/02/2012-MNLA
Jeudi, 23 Février 2012 01:50
Today (February 22, 2012) Malien war helicopters were bombing a nomad camp to the east of the town of Kidal, at Ighouzar, near the well of Agharous.
The result is the following:
• Seven (07) people seriously injured and in critical condition,
• Two (02) women killed,
• And a large number of herds destroyed.
Incapable of fighting the MNLA, Liberation Army of Azawad, Mali’s war helicopters have been bombarding civilian populations and their property for more than two weeks.
We confirm this, and inform the National and International community, that these planes are piloted by Ukrainian mercenaries who are currently killing civilians in the Azawad.
These acts demonstrate once more the barbarity of the Malian army against civilian populations whose only wrong is to be "Tuareg."
We are launching an urgent appeal to all organizations for Human Rights to finally intervene, and to stop these barbaric acts against civilians.
We strongly urge the countries of the subregion and the international community not to sit idly by in a situation where a country is using war helicopters against civilian populations. These acts can not be justified.
Bakaye AG Hamed Ahmed