AQIM Islamists say killed two men for spying for France

An undated grab from a video obtained by ANI Mauritanian news agency reportedly shows former Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) emir Mokhtar Belmokhtar speaking at an undisclosed locationAl-Qaeda’s North African arm said Friday that it had killed two men last month for spying for France in Mali. The two men, named as Mohammed Ag Abdellah and Fajr Ag Sidi Mohammed, were killed on October 9 and October 19 respectively “in their hiding place in Bourj el-Barajneh in Algeria,” according to a statement by the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group. Neither the nationality nor other details of the two men were given in the AQIM statement which was published by the Mauritanian news agency Al-Akhbar.

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