Mali: Al-Qaeda tweets, French hostages to be killed if French military operations don’t stop

Posted on March 30, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Terrorism, Tourist Kidnapped

On March 24, AQIM renewed a threat to kill its French hostages and called on their families to pressure France’s government to end its military operation against radical Islamists who had seized control of northern Mali. The Al-Qaeda franchise is currently holding at least five French hostages in the region. It announced last week it had killed a sixth, business traveler Philippe Verdon, although Paris has not yet confirmed his death. Read Article

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