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Mali Special Forces Arrest Jihadi Leader – ABC News
Malian soldiers stand guard as Mali's President Dioncounda Traore speaks to French troops at an air base in Bamako, Mali January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MALI - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)

Mali Special Forces Arrest Jihadi Leader – ABC News

A Mali intelligence spokesman says special forces have arrested a jihadi leader close to Islamic extremist group Ansar Dine in southern Mali.

Spokesman Modibo Naman Traore said Thursday that special forces arrested Souleymane Keita on Tuesday near the Mauritanian border. Traore said Keita was arrested as he prepared to join Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly in Mali’s Kidal region.

Source: Mali Special Forces Arrest Jihadi Leader – ABC News