Written by: TheMaghrebiNote
Oumar Ould Hamaha, spokesman for the Movement for oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) and former lieutenant of Mokhtar Belmokhtar (leader of Almourabitoune) was killed between 4 and 5 March. Ould Hamaha, aka Abu Ghoum Ghoum-d ‘, was shot 4 or 5 March in the valley of the Amettetai in Kidal, after he and other jihadis had been identified by French Drones, supposedly running fromNiamey, Niger.
The Algerian Abu Walid Sahraoui, another former lieutenant of Mokhtar Belmokhtar, also was part of the number of men killed during the strike.
Military operations conducted by France in northern Mali wore severe blows to jihadi movements in the region, say the observers.
A few days before the drone attacks against the dozen jihadis in Adrar, Algerian leader of AQIM in Timbuktu and Kidal was also eliminated by the French troops, according to jihadi sources
Redouan Abou el Achbal (alias Abubakr Benabdellah) was the main leader of al-Qaida in Timbuktu and Kidal, also killed in airstrikes.
The same week, the Mauritanian AQIM leaders Ghulam Oumar Ould Mohamed (alias Al Ghallawi) and Mohamedou Khoubeib were killed in Timbuktu, according to the site, Mauritanian Sahara Media.
“With more than four hundred terrorists killed, this is a great victory,” said Mohamed Abdallahi Ould Addi, Mauritanian police commisioner.
Sources: [ANI, MALIACTU, MALIGO, FRANCE24]