France confirms death of al Qaeda head in Mali

France has confirmed that the al Qaeda-linked warlord Abou Zeid has been killed in combat with French-led troops in Mali in February.

Al Qaeda militant Moktar Belmoktar killed in Mali: Chad military chief

Moktar Belmoktar, the perpetrator of Algerian attack on a natural gas plant that left 36 foreigners dead, was reportedly killed in clashes with Chadian troop in northern Mali.