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Mali arrests five over Qaeda attack that killed 11 soldiers

 Malian forces have arrested five people suspected of involvement in an attack that left 11 soldiers dead, but the release of a former top jihadist sparked outrage among human rights groups.


French special forces kill top al Qaeda militant in Mali: Army

French special forces killed a leader of Al-Qaeda in Mali who was involved in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, but released from prison in exchange for the Frenchman`s freedom, the army said Tuesday.

Algerian army arrest senior AQMI militant

The Algerian army Sunday arrested a senior member of the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and killed three of his companions on the border between Algeria and Mali, a security source said.

France says 19 Islamists killed in recent Mali offensive

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 beheads French hostage in Mali

Al Qaeda has said that it has beheaded a French hostage in response to the country`s military intervention in Mali.

British Facebook `fantasist` jailed over beheading videos

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.

Top Al Qaeda leader killed in Algeria

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 breaks up al Qaeda linked terrorist cell

Morocco said it
has broken up a cell linked to al Qaeda`s North African branch
in the disputed Western Sahara.