Mali

Prosecutor: Drug Trafficker Linked To Al Qaeda Involved in Murder of French Journalists in Mali

Bayes Ag Bakabo

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A man suspected of having planned the kidnapping of two French journalists who were murdered in Mali is a Tuareg drug trafficker linked to the north African Al-Qaeda branch, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

The man, Bayes Ag Bakabo, is a key suspect in the kidnapping which led to the deaths of Radio France Internationale journalists Ghislaine Dupont, 57, and Claude Verlon, 55.