Al-Qaeda chief in North Africa killed, says French minister

French defence minister Florence Parly has announced an operation led by French forces this week killed Abdelmalek Droukdel, leader of al-Qaeda in North Africa, and that last month a senior Islamic State group commander in Mali had also been captured.

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France says it has killed the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in an operation in Mali, reports BBC News.