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Algeria: Al-Qaeda 'banker' killed by security forces




Algiers, 22 Nov. (AKI) - Algerian security forces have killed a high-ranking Al-Qaeda militant known as the group's "banker.''

Izza Rezki, also known as Abou Djaffar, was killed on Friday around 50 kilometres from the Algerian capital Algiers, according to Alergian newspaper al-Watan.

Djaffar was around 40 years old and had been involved in armed Islamic militancy since 1994.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operates in Algeria as well as other north African countries.

The group lays claim to a number of kidnapping and killings.


 

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