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France claims it has killed leader of al-Qaeda’s North Africa wing

France claims it has killed leader of al-Qaeda’s North Africa wing

France24
13 Nov 2020, 18:36 GMT+10

  • French forces have killed Bah ag Moussa, a military leader of al-Qaeda’s North Africa wing, during an operation in northeastern Mali, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Friday.
  • The former Malian army colonel, also known as Bamoussa Diarra, was a right-hand man of Iyad Ag Ghali, the leader of Mali’s most prominent jihadi group, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Musli …
  • The jihadist outfit has repeatedly attacked soldiers and civilians in Mali and neighbouring Burkina Faso.

PARIS, France – French forces have killed Bah ag Moussa, a military leader of al-Qaeda’s North Africa wing, during an operation in northeastern Mali, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Friday.

The former Malian army colonel, also known as Bamoussa Diarra, was a right-hand man of Iyad Ag Ghali, the leader of Mali’s most prominent jihadi group, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM).

The jihadist outfit has repeatedly attacked soldiers and civilians in Mali and neighbouring Burkina Faso.

“A historic figure of the jihadist movement in the

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