France says it kills top Islamic State official in Mali operation

The defense ministry, in a statement, named him as Mohamed Ag Almoner and said he was one of the top officials of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. It did not name the second member of the group who was killed. The ministry said two civilians – a woman and a teenager – were killed in the operation which was carried out on Sunday. Two other civilians and a member of the Islamic State’s affiliate group were also injured, the statement said.

 

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