Map: French forces kill Al-Qaeda leader in the Islamic Maghreb in Mali | AFP

A map shows the city of Tessalit in Mali. French forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in Mali, French Defence Minister Florence Parly says. Droukdel was killed on Thursday in the northwest Mali town of Tessalit. “Many of his close associates” were also “neutralised”, Parly says. IMAGES

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