March 1st, 2013
08:57 PM ET

Al Qaeda leader killed in French airstrike in Mali

U.S. officials confirmed Friday the death of a  key member of al Qaeda. According to French military sources, Abdelhamid Abou Zeid was killed in an airstrike in Mali in February.

Abou Zeid was a deputy leader of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and his fighter were in northern Mali. Abu Zeid had a reputation of brutality.

Outfront tonight: Peter Brookes is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense under the Bush administration and retired general Wesley Clarke is a former NATO commander.

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