MALI JIHADIST AL-ANDALUSI KILLED BY FRENCH COMMANDO
>– French forces, on 03/01/2016, have reportedly killed near Timbuktu a Spanish Al Qaeda commander, Abu al-Nur al-Andalusi (referring to Spain-Andalusia ), operating in northern Mali, who had previously called on other Spaniards to join the militant group.
Abu al-Nur al-Andalusi, 35, is from Melilla Spanish enclave on the Moroccan coast of North Africa, according to Salvador Burguet, chief executive of Spanish intelligence company AICS, Reuters reported.
For the past year, Al-Andalusi had been commanding a brigade of around 25 fighters in Mali’s northern desert—where MAGHREB al-Qaeda (AQIM), is active.
AQIM and its splinter group Al-Mourabitoun, led by veteran Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, have claimed responsibility for several recent attacks in the region. These include the attack on Bamako Hotel, in 11/2015 . The organization also said it carried out an attack in Burkina Faso,
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