Abdelmalek Droukdel

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Abdelmalek Droukdel (Arabic: عبد المالك درودكال; 20 April 1970 – 3 June 2020)[1] also known by his nom de guerre as Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud (Arabic: أبو مصعب عبد الودود), was the emir leader of the Algerian Islamic militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). He was born in Meftah, Algeria.

His death was announced on 5 June 2020 that Droukdel, and members of his inner circle, had been killed by its forces in an operation in the north of Mali two days earlier.[2]

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  1. "French forces kill al-Qaida's north Africa chief in Mali". The Guardian. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. "Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France". BBC News Online. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.