Top al-Qaeda commander Djamel Okacha is killed in ‘spectacular’ ambush after years-long manhunt, France says

//Top al-Qaeda commander Djamel Okacha is killed in ‘spectacular’ ambush after years-long manhunt, France says

Top al-Qaeda commander Djamel Okacha is killed in ‘spectacular’ ambush after years-long manhunt, France says

French armed forces have killed a top jihadist leader in an air and ground ambush in Mali, the government said on Friday, ending a years-long hunt for a man accused of masterminding the kidnapping of Westerners in the Sahel region.Djamel Okacha, an Algerian commander in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), was killed on Thursday after French commandos, helicopters and a drone hit a column of vehicles he was travelling north of Timbuktu, French officials said.Okacha, a jihadist veteran known…

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