France says killed 'two important terrorist chiefs' in Sahel region

May 20, 2015 3:51 PM

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PARIS French special forces operating in Africa's Sahel region have killed two key members of the Islamist militant group, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a defense ministry statement said on Wednesday.

The statement described the two as "important terrorist chiefs" and named them as Amada Ag Hama, also known as "Abdelkrim the Touareg" and Ibrahim Ag Inawalen, alias "Bana".

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