What's new

Al-Qaeda confirms key chief Abdelmalek Droukdel killed by French soldiers

Vergennes

ELITE MEMBER
Feb 25, 2014
6,177
61
15,781
Country
France
Location
France
0ff711d015b29844512061f7e865d3522f33d33e_0.webp


Al-Qaeda's North Africa wing, AQIM has published a video confirming the death of Algerian chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, killed by French special forces earlier this month in northern Mali. The message calls for continued battles against foreign forces in the Sahel region.


France said in early June that its forces had killed Droukdel in northern Mali near the Algerian border, where it says the group has bases it uses to carry out bombings and abductions of Westerners.

"After nearly two weeks, AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) has officially acknowledged the death of its long time leader Droukdel (Wadud), with a video eulogy narrated by AQIM's head of media, pledging continued battles against occupying French forces and others in N. Africa and the Sahel," SITE director Rita Katz said Thursday on her Twitter account.

http://www.rfi.fr/en/international/...peration-united-states-terrorism-algeria-mali
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)


Top Bottom