A Malian army armed pickup truck drives near Markala on 22 January 2013
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Mali army accused of 'summary executions'

24 January 2013 Last updated at 04:44 GMT

Mali's army has carried out a "series of summary executions" as it fights to recapture the Islamist-controlled north, a rights group has said.

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said some people were killed simply because they did not have identity documents. A Malian army officer was quoted as denying the allegations.

The UN says 7,100 civilians have fled to neighbouring states since 10 January to escape fighting.

Mark Doyle reports from central Mali.