French military minister Florence Parly announced on Friday that the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Droukdal, was killed on Wednesday by the French army during an operation in northern Mali.
The head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqmi), Abdelmalek Droukdal, was killed by the French army during an operation on Wednesday, June 3, in northern Mali, the minister announced on Friday, June 5, the Army of Florence Parly on his Twitter account.
“On June 3, the French armed forces, with the support of their partners, neutralized Al-Qaeda’s emir of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abdelmalek Droukdel and several of his close partners during an operation in northern Mali,” wrote Florence Parly.
Ce combat essentiel pour la paix et la stabilité dans la région vient de connaître un succès majeur.Florence Parly✔@florence_parly
Le 3 juin, les forces armées françaises, avec le soutien de leurs partenaires, ont neutralisé l’émir Al-Qaida au Maghreb islamique (AQMI), Abdelmalek Droukdal et plusieurs de ses proches collaborateurs, lors d’une opération dans le nord du Mali.2,402Twitter Ads info and privacy1,356 people are talking about this
According to Florence Parly, Abdelmalek Droukdal commanded all Qaeda groups in North Africa and the Sahel Strip, including JNIM, one of the most important terrorist groups active in the Sahel.