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MANAGUA---The government of Nicaragua has
denied entry to a cartoonist from the French
satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, though the reason
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Julien Berjeaut was
scheduled to participate on a panel called "Humour
against barbarity, homage to Charlie Hebdo and
freedom of expression."
Instead, the cartoonist known as Jul said through
a video message that Nicaragua s government
apparently did not want him to attend so he
remained in Costa Rica.
The director of Nicaragua s immigration agency
was not immediately available to comment yes-
terday. France s ambassador in Nicaragua, Antoine
Joly, said he did not know why Berjeaut was barred.
In January, a terror attack in Paris on the offices
of Charlie Hebdo left 12 dead. The magazine had
lampooned religions and used depictions of the
Prophet Muhammad. (AP)
BAMAKO---French special forces
killed a top chief of al Qaeda s affiliate
in northern Mali who was suspected
in high-profile killings and hostage-
takings against French citizens, offi-
cials said yesterday.
Amada Ag Hama, whose nom de
guerre was "Abdelkrim the Tuareg,"
was killed in the operation early Mon-
day, the French Defence Ministry said.
Ibrahim Ag Inawalen, a leader with
the Islamist group Ansar Dine who is
also known by the name Bana, was
also killed, it said.
The statement provided no details
about the operation.
French Foreign Minister Laurent
Fabius said that Abdelkrim the Toureg
was implicated in at least three oper-
ations against the French, including
as lead suspect in the November 2013
killings of two journalists with Radio
France International. The Malian was
also implicated in the 2010 killing of
French aid worker Michel Germaneau,
and in the 2010 capture of four French
people in the uranium mining town
of Arlit, Niger.
"One should keep in mind that
France has a long memory," Fabius
said in Paris, addressing a group at
the Institute of International and
Tuareg rebel groups seized control
of northern Mali in early 2012, but
shortly after al Qaeda-linked Islamic
militants streamed in from their base
in Algeria and won control of the area
with the aim of imposing Sharia law
in the country.
French forces led a military operation
in January 2013 that pushed the
extremists out of the cities and towns
they had controlled and scattered them
across a vast area of northeastern Mali.
The top al Qaeda leader in Mali, Abou
Zeid, was among the scores of
Islamists who were killed.
France withdrew its intervention
force but now has about 1,200 troops
in northeastern Mali as part of a five-
nation counterterrorism operation.
Yesterday, an armed man also tried
to set fire to a United Nations vehicle
in front of the residence of several
military personnel for the mission in
Bamako, in the south, said a statement
from the UN mission in Mali.
"Before running away, the attacker
shot the guard who was injured, as
well as the cars in front of the house,
causing property damage," it said.
The guard is being treated in a hos-
pital. Police are conducting an inves-
tigation into the incident, and de-
mining units from the UN mission
were called to neutralise two unex-
ploded grenades found at the site, it
French army kill
al Qaeda leader
Nicaragua denies entry
to Charlie Hebdo cartoonist
Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez speaks next to a projection with a portrait of French cartoonist Jul
during the inauguration ceremony of the "Centroamerica Cuenta" writer's meeting in Managua,
Nicaragua, on Tuesday. Jul was refused entry into Nicaragua. AP PHOTO
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