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Al-Qaeda confirms Abou Zeid killed in Mali—report

/ 07:37 PM March 04, 2013

Abdelhamid Abou Zeid AFP PHOTO

NOUAKCHOTT—Al-Qaeda’s branch in northern Africa on Monday confirmed that one of its senior leaders, Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, had been killed in northern Mali, a report said.

Zeid was killed as a result of a French bombing raid in the Ifoghas mountains, a member of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) who normally writes for jihadist websites told the private Mauritanian news agency Sahara Medias.

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He denied claims, however, that another Islamist leader in the region, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, had been killed, saying that Belmokhtar “is in the Gao region, waging the fight against the enemy.”

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