Sunday, 24 March 2013

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One of Al-Qaeda Key Leader : Abou Zeid is dead - France

France declared on Saturday that one of the key leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, had been dead in angry with French-led armament in arctic Mali.

Considered one of the a lot of abolitionist leaders in Al-Qaeda's arctic African branch, the 46-year-old is accustomed with accepting decidedly broadcast the agitator group's acreage of operation to Tunisia and Niger, and for kidnapping activities beyond the region.

French President Francois Hollande “confirms Abdelhamid Abou Zeid's afterlife with authoritativeness during angry led by the French army in the Ifoghas mountains in arctic Mali in backward February, the Elysee alcazar said in a statement.

Abou Zeid's afterlife was aboriginal appear on March 1 by Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, whose army is angry alongside French troops to defended the Ifoghas.

Two canicule later, the Chadian army aswell appear it had dead Algerian Islamist active Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the added celebrated baton of Al-Qaeda's arctic African branch.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had said afterwards angry angry in the Ifoghas in backward February that DNA tests would be agitated out to actuate whether the two had in actuality been killed.

Abou Zeid had a acceptability for getting a severe, above appearance with an brave accommodation for abandon if required.

Born in Debdeb in Algeria, abutting to the bound with Libya, Abou Zeid was a adolescent activist in the FIS Islamist movement that won the country's aboriginal autonomous elections in 1991 but was denied power. He again abolished underground for a lot of of the 1990S.

He re-emerged spectacularly in 2003 as additional in command of the GSPC accumulation which kidnapped 32 foreigners in southern Algeria, and that would later, forth with several added organisations, advance into AQIM.

French aid artisan Pierre Camatte, who was captivated by Abou Zeid's henchmen for 89 canicule at the end of 2009, said the leader's afterlife would acutely bassinet AQIM.

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