The leader of Al Qaeda in Algeria is now confirmed dead after DNA testing was completed by the goverment. From Echorouk Online:
Leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Algiers an dits suburbs was killed with two other dangerous terrorists in a check point put up by Algerian army in Boughni area in the wilaya (province) of Tizi Ouzou (100 km east of Algiers) on Saturday, according to corroborating sources.
The death of Zuheir Harek alias Sofiane Abu Heider and Sofiane Fssila was confirmed after the three terrorists had been identified through DNA test.
Sofiane Abu Heider, 28 was a major leader in Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Experts describe him as the “real leader” of the armed organization as he was a realistic man and was able to put an end to Jihadist Salafist movement within the armed organization.