MALI; ‘ US WANTED SENIOR ISLAMIC GROUP LEADER KILLED BY FRENCH FORCES ‘

#AceWorldNews – MALI:Dec.11 – French forces in Mali have killed a senior commander of the al Mourabitoun Islamist group who was wanted by the US, Reuters reported.

'al Mourabitoun Islamist group '

‘al Mourabitoun Islamist group ‘

An overnight operation was carried out in the northern region of Gao, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

'Ahmed al Tilemsi '

‘Ahmed al Tilemsi ‘

Ahmed al Tilemsi was a founding member of the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA).

It merged with fighters loyal to veteran Islamist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar to form al Mourabitoun last year.

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