Two Senior Islamists Captured in Northern Mali

Two senior Islamist militants have been captured in northern Mali, including a top leader of radical group Ansar Dine.

The Tuareg separatist group MNLA says it arrested Mohamed Moussa Ag Mohamed and Oumeini Ould Baba Akhmed on Saturday near Mali’s border with Algeria.

Ag Mohamed is the number-three leader of Ansar Dine and helped impose a harsh form of Islamic law on the city of Timbuktu.

Baba Akhmed is believed to be a member of the Movement for Unification and Jihad in West Africa, …