French jihadist released by fellow Islamists in Mali

Expatica Netherlands 6 December 2012

A French Islamist jailed in Mali in November by his fellow jihadists from Al-Qaeda's north African branch has been freed, he said Wednesday. Abdel Jelil, a French national who was born Gilles Le Guen, according to a Malian security official, joined Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) several months ago but was detained last month by his fellow jihadists, who have seized control of Mali's vast desert north. (continue reading...)