French special forces ‘kill al-Qaeda leader in Mali’

Posted: May 21, 2015 in Inter'l News

French special forces have killed four members of al-Qaeda in northern Mali, including one of its leaders who was suspected of involvement in the killing of several French citizens, the defence ministry said.

Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister made a statemen that Abdelkrim the Toureg was implicated in at least three operations against the French, and was the lead suspect in the November 2013 killings of two journalists, Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, with Radio France International.

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Abdelkeim tbe Toureg was also implicated in the 2010 killing of French aid worker Michel Germaneau, and in the 2010 capture of four French people in the uranium mining town of Arlit, Niger.

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