Hostages freed in Mali: Supporters of top politician Soumaila Cisse wait at airport | AFP

Malian supporters of freed opposition leader Soumaila Cisse wait for his return at Bamako airport after the announcement of his release. Three other hostages, an elderly French aid worker and two Italian captives, are also on a plane from Tessalit (north), where they were freed. All were believed to have been held by jihadists.

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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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