A man looks at a picture of Abdelmalek Droukdel, head of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Photo: Agence France-Presse

French forces kill al-Qaeda’s North African commander Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali

  • Terror organisation’s AQIM affiliate has made millions of dollars abducting foreigners for ransom and made large swathes of region too dangerous for aid groups
  • Droukdel fought in Algeria’s civil war in the 1990s and rose to prominence as top emir of main Algerian insurgency movement in 2004
Topic |   Terrorism
A man looks at a picture of Abdelmalek Droukdel, head of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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