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Leader of Al-Qaeda in Sudan killed in Mali: reports


February 22, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The leader of Sudan’s Al-Qaeda in the Land of the Two Niles group, Abu Hazim, was killed in an airstrike carried out recently by French warplanes on the positions of jihadists in northern Mali.

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An unidentified Islamic group leader speaks after a mass “standing prayer” in Khartoum on 3 May 2011 in honour al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead in Pakistan (Reuters)

Hazim, whose real name is Eman Mahmoud, was born in the northern Sudan town of Dongola in 1964. He was married to two women, one of whom is from India.

The SITE Intelligence Group, a website that specialises in tracking the online activity of terrorist organisations, was the first to reveal the news, saying it obtained a statement announcing his death on Al- Qaeda-linked internet forums.

The Long War Journal, another website dealing with terror groups, cited a US intelligence official saying that Hazim had moved to Mali to fight alongside Al-Qaeda jihadists at the beginning of the French-led operation launched last January to stop their advance towards the Malian capital.

The Sudanese jihadist took part in operations in the Philippines and Chechnya, as well as joining the fight against the Soviet army in Afghanistan. He also trained militants who participated in the “jihad” in Iraq and Somalia, said the statement announcing his death.

Khartoum-based newspaper Al-Sahafa said it obtained confirmation of his death from “informed sources”. The daily further added that the latter denied the existence of Al-Qaeda in Sudan, saying only there are small circles of radical youth in the country.

The Sudanese source told Al-Sahafa they conducted a dialogue with these youth after their return from Somalia and most of them renounced violence and extremist ideology.

Last January, the Sudanese Al-Qaeda group announced the formation of its student wing in the University of Khartoum, in a sign of growing extremist influence in the country.

The Agence France-Presse correspondent in the Malian capital, Bamako, last October reported that Islamist militants, including Sudanese, had been pouring into northern Mali to fight alongside the Malian jihadists.

A resident from Timbuktu, which at the time had been in the hands of radical fighters, said more than 150 Sudanese had arrived in the historic region.


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  • 23 February 2013 11:12, by Tong dut

    Kill that jalaba AL Qaeda, we are tired of their fuckin game.

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    • 23 February 2013 12:02, by Robot


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    • 23 February 2013 16:20, by laatmachol apac

      Bashir is mourning for the death of his comrade Mr:Eman Mahoum who allegedly be called Al-Qaeda leader but in deep secret bashir is the leader of the Al-Qaeda group.imagine they death of 300,000 Darfurian could be collaboration of Al-Qaeda group and President Bashir tactic.let him die like dog those who love shedding of human blood should go the same way as the did to others,bashir will follow soo

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    • 24 February 2013 07:12, by Dinkawarrior

      The National Criminals Party (NCP) which is an Al-Qaeda Wing is Mourning due to the death of their member Eman Mahmoud. He play the important role during South and North Sudan war, they will missed him but he gone forever. May Almighty put his Soul to death as well as his body! They’re the who terrorized the world.

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      • 24 February 2013 07:18, by Dinkawarrior

        They’re the ones who terrorized the world!
        We hope for her friend Bashit to follow him to Hell!

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  • 23 February 2013 11:13, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    that is a benefite of killing he killed many people in Sudan also. Is the one who plan to kill Dr John Garang in Uganda.

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  • 23 February 2013 11:20, by julia

    hahaha die!die!die! alqaeda.
    Isreal is our witness in middle east.will they deny again that they re sponsering terror they fake Arab in sudan.by 2020 there will be no fake Arab in sudan,as state clearly by humar Bashire that he is the last fake Arab to rule sudan.malik,Mani manawi,Abdalaziz,Yasir Arman thump up heros of hero&herione.

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    • 23 February 2013 11:59, by Paul Ongee

      It is the National Criminal Party-led government in Khartoum the one who issued passports to over 150 jihadists to go and fight alongside Malian Jihadists and at the same time complaining as usual about why Sudan is still on the terror list. Sudan is using Jihadists for its economic, political and geographical survival. Sudan has a hand in every terrorist act in Africa and beyond.

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  • 23 February 2013 14:32, by Son of Ngundeng

    that was good news one of the main wing of al paada was kill this time for the big criminal one was so called badog. american and french forces will do the best to the world to finish from al paada insects.good done!!!!!

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  • 23 February 2013 14:47, by Bol Pur

    Dear Readers thanks for comments. That is the consequences of being terror. Arabs are cursed with killing and I would like to say what Arab in Sudan have is not religion but a cult. Arab in Sudan become happy only when pouring blood of innocent people. Al-Qaeda is existing in Sudan that is why no peace between S. Sudan and Sudan. It is the existen Al-Qaeda that is why Nuba, Funji and Darfur are

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  • 23 February 2013 14:49, by Bol Pur

    Killed day and night by Indicted President Omar Al-Bashiir. I ould like World to note that Al-Qaeda is existing in Sudan they should support S. Sudan to fight Al-Qaeda.

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  • 23 February 2013 17:14, by 4Justice

    Jihadist are paranoid delusional, misguided, and outright dangerous. The only difference between them and a paranoid Schizophrenic person is:

    a) Jihadist paranoia is caused by false Religious belief and indoctrination
    b) Paranoid Schizophrenia is caused in majority of cases by substance abuse

    Due to ’political correctness’ doctrine, psychiatrists are faced with a deep dilemma each time extreme deadly crimes are perpetuated by Jihadists. Obviously, such acts are not sane or normal yet some billion and a half adhere to this pathological belief and use it as their marching order of life, the rest of humanity can ignore the threat only at its own peril.

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  • 23 February 2013 20:04, by Muorcienggok

    Bravo for the death of the devil,there is no where God can allow intruders an infidels who do not know the value of human life to give themselves any titles they want on the land of the Sudan and they become a life.It is unfortunate if the Northerners are affiliating themselves with terrorists,it is good to be an Al-Qaeda but the results are always bitter.

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    • 23 February 2013 21:23, by Nuer Empire

      Ahaha North Sudanese Laqaeda leader was killed> He deserved the killing and will meet his alqaeda associates very soon.Death to him once more!
      The Nuer Empire

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  • 23 February 2013 20:21, by Muorcienggok

    North is chewing with two gums,partly wanting to be a member of the UN and at the same time an Al-Qaeda affiliate i wonder whether these two things will work and it is as if it is not far for the North Sudan to be isolated by the international community which is against such an act.I wonder why was the North Sudan complaining to be removed from the list of the countries supporting terrorism.

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  • 24 February 2013 05:10, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Let’s them die

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  • 24 February 2013 05:17, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Let’s all Arabs linked to Al-Qaeda activaties die.

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  • 24 February 2013 06:12, by 4Justice
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  • 25 February 2013 01:25, by Samuel Malual

    Long live American and Israeli and long live great African empire. Killed all terrorists, the world will be a serve paradise for non Muslim.

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