The Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, announced on Friday that the French army had killed a jihadist leader of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb on Saturday, June 5th, who participated in the 2013 The assassination of two French journalists by RFI.
French troops killed a jihadist leader of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in northern Mali on Saturday, June 5th. The leader responded to the two French who kidnapped Radio France International (RFI) in November 2013. After the reporter responsible for the incident was taken hostage, it was announced on Friday, June 11 that Florence Pali, Minister of the Armed Forces, was appointed.
“On June 5th, soldiers from the’Balkans’ discovered preparations for a terrorist attack in Argyllok in northern Mali” And have “Eliminate four terrorists”, Among this “Baye ag Bakabo, AQIM executive, responsible for kidnapping our compatriots” Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, she said.
“It’s neutralization ended the long wait. Today my thoughts are conveyed to my family, close relatives, colleagues and sisters” Among the two murdered journalists, Florence Parly added.
On November 2, 2013, two French journalists from RFI were kidnapped in a report and then killed near Kidal. A few months ago, the French “Serval” operation was aimed at preventing a jihadist armed column from seizing Bamako. . Less than two hours later, their bodies were found more than ten kilometers away. On November 6, AQIM claimed responsibility for their assassination.
The result of this operation “It illustrates one of France’s main priorities in the Sahel: defeating the terrorist organizations that prevail in the region, RVIM (Rally for the Victory of Islam and Muslims) associated with Al Qaeda, and the main leaders of EIGS (Greater Sahara) Islamic State), related to Da’esh”, Emphasize the minister.