AQIM video claims killing of three 'spies' for France, Mauritania

This handout photo of a video grab provided by the SITE Monitoring Service on January 10, 2013 reportedly shows Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) fighters in northern MaliAl-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has released a video purporting to show the execution of three men, a Mauritanian and two Malians, accused of spying for Mauritania and France. The video was seen by AFP on Tuesday, less than two weeks after a claim of two other AQIM executions for similar reasons. Lasting nearly 23 minutes and titled “The Traitors”, the video was posted on YouTube on Sunday and removed from the site on Tuesday.

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