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U.N. Finds Wagner Mercenaries Led Massacre on Village in Mali in 2022

HeadlineMay 23, 2023

A recent U.N. report accuses mercenaries from Russia’s Wagner Group of involvement in a March 2022 massacre in a village in Mali, which killed at least 500 people, most of whom are believed to be civilians, rather than Islamist militants, as claimed by authorities. The report also says the attack by Malian troops and Wagner in Moura included rapes and torture. Wagner mercenaries operate in Mali and at least six other African nations, where they have been accused of atrocities, while the U.S. has said Wagner is trafficking natural resources from African nations to fund the invasion of Ukraine.

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