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Al-Qaeda’s North Africa Chief Killed by French: What Next for the Region?

The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was killed this week by French forces in Mali.

Although Abdelmalek Droukdel had a low public profile, he was one of the most powerful Islamist warlords in the region and his death is likely to have an impact on jihadist groups there.

Here is a round-up of views on Thursday’s incident and how it might have on the volatile region.

Read more at AFP

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