Update: the other halfblind scary guy with grey beard, turban and suitably scarey name apparently also died today!
Wahey ,another beard, another turban and another al Qaeda flag.
Chad’s President Idriss Deby has claimed that Chadian troops in Mali have killed Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, one of al Qaeda’s main leaders in Africa. France which led the intervention in Mali says it cannot confirm the claim.
Deby said Chadian forces pursuing al Qaeda-linked insurgents in Mali’s northern border region – alongside French special forces – had “killed two jihadi leaders, including Abou Zeid.”
Algeria’s Ennahar television in a report on Thursday had claimed Abou Zeid had been killed, reportedly several days ago, in the foothills of the Adrar des Ifoghas mountain range, near Mali’s border with Algeria.