One In Every Of Mali’s most sensible jihadist leaders has been killed in a raid via French forces, the Malian military says.
It says Amadou Koufa died in Friday’s operation within the critical Mopti region.
France earlier instructed that Koufa could be amongst about 30 Islamists “placed out of action” in the raid.
The radical preacher is described as a senior member of the Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) crew that has carried out common assaults in Mali and neighbouring Burkina Faso.
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“I confirm that Amadou Koufa used to be killed during the operation,” Malian military spokesman Col Diarran Kone instructed Reuters information agency on Saturday. He declined to offer any longer details.