Troops with France’s anti-jihadist force in Mali have killed the military commander of an Al-Qaeda-aligned group linked to attacks in the region, Defence Minister Florence Parly said today. The AFP reports that Parly hailed the operation involving helicopters and ground troops that neutralised Ba Ag Moussa, the military commander of the Group to Support Islam and Muslims. Moussa, alias ‘Bamoussa’, is ‘believed to be responsible for several attacks against Malian and international forces,’ she said in a statement. He is considered one of the top military jihadists in Mali, in charge in particular of the training of new recruits.