Al-Qaeda ‘banker’ killed by security forcesBy IANS
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Algiers, Nov 23 (IANS/AKI) Algerian security forces have killed a high-ranking Al-Qaeda militant known as the group’s “banker”.
Izza Rezki, also known as Abou Djaffar, was killed Friday around 50 km from the Algerian capital Algiers, according to Algerian newspaper al-Watan.
Djaffar was around 40 years old and was involved in armed Islamic militancy since 1994.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operates in Algeria as well as other north African countries.
The group lays claim to a number of kidnappings and killings.