Algerian forces kill commander of Islamic State affiliate behind French murder - source

Algerian soldiers have killed two Islamist militants including one who security sources said was a senior commander with an Islamic State-allied group that kidnapped and beheaded a French tourist two years ago.
Troops killed the two suspects, known by the names of Abu Doujana and Abderrahmane, in an ambush in Oued Zehour in Skikda region east of the capital on Thursday, the defence ministry said in a statement published by APS state news agency.
A security source said Abu Doujana was a leader of Jund al Khalifa, a splinter al Qaeda group that had allied itself with Islamic State. It was... read more

13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Reuters

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