Al-Qaeda releases video of Malians shot for 'collaboration'

France established a military presence in the Sahel nation in January 2013 to combat Islamists which had overrun key northern citiesAn Al-Qaeda-linked group has released a video showing the purported execution of two Malians accused of collaborating with French counter-terrorism forces in Mali. France established a military presence in the Sahel nation in January 2013 to combat Islamists including the group behind the video, al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM), which had overrun key northern cities. The images released late Friday show the public execution of two men, named as Mohamed Ould Beih and El-Hussein Ould Badi, who were respectively accused of being paid to recruit informants and of showing French troops jihadists’ weapon stashes.

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