The video, which lasts just over two minutes, was broadcast on the evening of June 23 on social networks by Al-Zallaqa, the propaganda organ of the Support Group for Islam and Muslims (GSIM). Amadou Koufa appears in front of the camera, in a black scarf and white boubou, and speaks calmly in classical Arabic.
The Emir of Katiba Mill, affiliated with the GSIM of Iyad Ag Ghaly, gives its version of the facts on the operation carried out from March 27 to April 1 by the Malian army and Wagner’s mercenaries in Moura, in central Mali.
Five days of slaughter
During these five days, the Malian Armed Forces (Fama) and their auxiliaries from the Russian private military company invested this village in the so-called flooded area and under the control of the Katiba Macina for several years. An operation ” large-scale air-land opportunity” according to the Malian authorities, which would have enabled the neutralization of 203 “combatants of armed terrorist groups”. A “massacre”, according to numerous local and independent sources, during which 300 to 400 civilians allegedly summer killed by the Fama and their allies.
Mali – Moura massacre: “All night long they took people and killed them”
Facing the camera, Koufa specifically accuses “the Malian army and Wagner”, which would have benefited from the complicity of “miscreants rivals of the inhabitants of Moura”. He also claims, as several concordant sources indicated at the time, that some of these fighters were indeed present at the Moura fair when the operation was launched.
These people were not all mujahideen. There were only about thirty among them
“When they attacked the market, the mujahideen who were there defended their Muslim brothers,” he continues. They killed hundreds of isolated innocents and took dozens of unfortunate prisoners. These people were not, as they claim in their lying media, all mujahideen. There were only about thirty among them. »
According to Koufa, his men then “retaliated to the search and search operations of the Malian army and Wagner”. He also claims that they would have inflicted “heavy losses” on them and that they would have “recovered of the armaments”.