"He was a senior influential member of AQIM, and his death represents a significant blow to AQIM's efforts to use West Africa, and Mali in particular, as a safe haven," the official, referring to Abou Zeid, told CNN.
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Published On: Mar 03 2013 10:44:14 AM CST Updated On: Mar 03 2013 11:25:07 AM CST
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