Mali French army kills head of terror group, French forces in Mali the leader of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) out of action.0 comment France announced the killing of Abdelmalek Droukdal: The Al-Qaeda-North Africa-chief in an undated recording.
Abdelmalek droukdel keystone/AP/Militant video, French Defence Minister Florence Parly leaves the Elysee Presidential Palace after a weekly cabinet meeting, in Paris, France May 27, 2020 as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters Reuters French Defence Minister Florence Parly speaks to soldiers of the 3d RIMA (regiment d’infantry de Marine – Infantery Marine regiment ) in Vannes, western France, on May 18, 2020 after France eased lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP)AFP1 / 3
“On 3. June neutralized the French forces, with the support of your Partner, ( … ) Abdelmalek Droukdal, and several of his close associates during an Operation in Northern Mali,” it was said in a Tweet, the French defence Minister Florence Parly.
The French Ministry of defence later confirmed that Droukdal was killed. In the case of the military expression “” is not to neutralize namely clear whether the opponent was killed – this is usually the case. “I congratulate and thank all those who enables these daring operations, and have performed enabling these terrorist groups a heavy blow,” said Parly more.
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The terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI), of the Killed the Board, trying to destabilize the North African States like Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Algeria and Burkina Faso through attacks and kidnappings. The group was founded in 1998 under a different name from the Algerian Droukdal. He headed the organization until today. In 2006, vowed the group of the Al-Qaeda Faithful. Multiple kidnapped and murdered, the organization tourists.
France has in its Anti-Terror-Mission “Barkhane” in the vast Sahel region, with approximately 4500 soldiers in the field. In Mali, a UN Mission is also trying to stability. “This is an important fight for peace and stability in the Region is a big success,” said Parly.
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