Does this video really show foreign mercenaries killing Fulani villagers in Mali?

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More than 130 Fulani villagers were killed by armed attackers in Ogossagou, in central Mali, on March 23. Three days later, a video claiming to show foreign mercenaries killing members of the Fulani tribe began circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp in the region. Our team investigated the video and found that it likely was not filmed in Mali.

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