July 24 2017
Malian and French forces have been holding a key Islamist in the Timbuktu region who was arrested earlier this month, says Mali's security minister, as reported by Reuters.
Alhousseyni Ag Assaleh, the logistics chief of the Macina Liberation Front, was arrested on July 8 during a joint operation, said Gen. Salif Traore.
The arrest has been kept secret as part of ongoing efforts to capture others linked to Assaleh, the minister said on Sunday.
The Macina Liberation Front...
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