Peacekeepers caught in Mali crossfire
The multiple attacks against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Aguelhoc, left several peacekeepers injured.
The members of the Security Council, the UN’s supreme body, have called on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate these attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice.
They underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
UN underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of the acts of terrorism to justice.
They stressed those responsible for these killings should be held accountable.
All states have been urged, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.
Northern Mali is mired in crisis after bandits rebelled against then-President Amadou Toumani Touré.
UN forces are assisting the government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, to contain the terror.
– CAJ News
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