January 23, 2013
Mali’s army has carried out a “series of summary executions” as it fights to recapture the Islamist-controlled north, a rights group has said.
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said some people were killed simply because they did not have identity documents.
A Malian army officer was quoted as denying the allegations.
Meanwhile, the UN says 7,100 civilians have fled to neighbouring states since 10 January to escape fighting.
France intervened militarily on 11 January to halt a militant advance.