Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France

Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France

France says it has killed the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in an operation in Mali.

Defence Minister Florence Parly said Droukdel along with members of his inner circle had been killed in the north of the country on Wednesday.

French forces had also captured a senior Islamic State group commander in Mali in an operation in May, she said.

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