(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 9:30 a.m. ET]
Twelve people — including five Malian soldiers — died as a result of a hostage situation and ensuing battle between the attackers and soldiers at a Mali hotel, Malian state-run broadcaster ORTM reported Saturday.
Earlier, a spokesman for Mali’s President told CNN that officials believed the dead included five soldiers, four attackers and three civilians, but that the toll had yet to be confirmed.
I’m just wondering why the President of the country felt it was necessary to lie.
Could it be, like most other anti-rights cultists, he has to lie in order to push gun control?