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Abdelmalek Droukdel (Arabic: عبد المالك درودكال; 20 April 1970 &ndash 3 June 2020) also known by his nom de guerre as Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud (أبو مصعب عبد الودود), was the emir leader of the Algerian Islamic militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). He was born in Meftah, Algeria.
His death was announced on 5 June 2020 that Droukdel, and members of his inner circle, had been killed by its forces in an operation in the north of Mali two days earlier.
- "French forces kill al-Qaida's north Africa chief in Mali". The Guardian. 5 June 2020. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/05/french-forces-kill-al-qaidas-north-africa-chief-in-mali. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
- "Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France". 5 June 2020. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-52943692. Retrieved 6 June 2020.