In an audio statement broadcast by al-Jazeera. Al-Qaeda’s North African offshoot has said it has killed a French hostage being held in Mali.
The leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abdelmalek Droukdel, said Michel Germaneau was killed on Saturday in revenge for a failed rescue raid by French and Mauritanian troops.
- Al-Qaeda ‘kills hostage’ in Mali (bbc.co.uk)
- Al-Qaeda claims it has killed French Sahara hostage (telegraph.co.uk)
- Group claims in video that it has executed French hostage (cnn.com)
- Group Says It Killed French Hostage (online.wsj.com)
- Al-Qaida in N. Africa says French hostage killed (sfgate.com)