Mali – Attack in the center of the country (9 June 2019)

France condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent actions carried out in the village of Sobane, in the Mopti region; they were conducted on a particularly troubling scale and left more than 95 civilians dead.

It offers its condolences to the families and loved ones, and to the Malian authorities. The perpetrators of these attacks must be identified and held accountable for their barbaric acts.

France stands with Mali in this latest ordeal and urges the authorities to redouble their efforts in the center of the country in order to end the spiral of ethnic violence as swiftly as possible through the redeployment of public services and security and defense forces, as well as through dialogue, reconciliation and development measures.