The minister Florence Parly had announced the death of this jihadist algerian, killed in early June by the French special forces in northern Mali.
His death was announced by France at the beginning of June. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the islamic Maghreb (Aqim) confirmed in a video the death of its leader, the Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdal, the group’s american Website, specializing in the monitoring of organisations jihadists. This is what is shown, Thursday, June 18, the Site director, Rita Katz, on his Twitter account.
France had announced in early June that its special forces had killed Abdelmalek Droukdal in the north of Mali. The United States had provided have provided information and support to French troops.
On 3 June, the French armed forces, with the support of their partners, have neutralized the emir of Al-Qaeda in the islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abdelmalek Droukdal, and several of his close colleagues, during an operation in northern Mali.
— Florence Parly (@florence_parly) June 5, 2020
One of the main feats of arms ofAbdelmalek Droukdal had been uniting under the same banner of the Group of support to islam and muslims (GSIM) the main groups of jihadists in the Sahel region in 2017.