French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius confirmed that 19 armed Islamists had been killed in a French-led military operation this week targeting al Qaeda-linked rebels in restive northern Mali.
Al Qaeda has said that it has beheaded a French hostage in response to the country`s military intervention in Mali.
A British man has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after he posted a string of ghastly beheading videos on a Facebook account set up by him.
A senior leader of the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been killed by Algerian forces in the southern province of Bejaia, Xinhua reported.
Morocco said it
has broken up a cell linked to al Qaeda`s North African branch
in the disputed Western Sahara.
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