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Malian Islamist Leader Killed in Airstrike

Malian officials say French forces have killed a top Islamist militia leader in the mountains of northern Mali. Malian officials said Friday that Omar Ould Hamaha, a member of al-Qaida's north African wing, was killed last week by French airstrikes. France's Defense Ministry has not confirmed the death. Hamaha was a longtime member of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and later became a spokesman for the Movement for Unity and Jihad in the Islamic Maghreb. MUJWA imposed a strict form...

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