Al-Qaida Claims Killing of French Journalists in Mali

A Mauritanian news website is reporting that al-Qaida-linked militants have claimed responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in neighboring Mali.Sahara Media said Wednesday it received the claim from fighters loyal to Abdelkrim al-Targui, a top regional commander for al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb .The statement said the killing was in response to “crimes” committed by France and its Malian, African and U.N. allies against Muslims in northern Mali.Islamist…