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French army kills AQIM official in northern Mali

(B2) Baye ag Bakabo, a “ head of AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb), was neutralized in Mali by the French army, says an official statement released on Friday (June 11).

An operation of live force “was launched on June 5 in the day against” an armed terrorist group, which was about to unleash mortar fire on a right of way occupied by the Chadian battalion of Minusma (UN), based in Aguelhok (Mali). This operation led to the neutralization of four terrorists “, including Baye ag Bakabo. This one was " considered responsible in the kidnapping and murder of RFI journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in Kidal on November 2, 2013.

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