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BAMAKO, May 8 (AFP)
A senior member of a radical Algerian Islamist group, wanted in connection with the kidnapping of European tourists, is being held by an armed group in Chad, sources in the Malian capital Bamako said Saturday.
Amari Saifi, also known as Abderrezak "the Para", is believed to be second in command of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC). Since September 2003 he has been the subject of an international arrest warrant issued by Germany after two groups of European tourists were seized.
Thirty two Austrian, Dutch, German and Swiss tourists were abducted in the Algerian Sahara desert in February and March 2003 and held for between three and six months. One, a German woman, died during her captivity.
The sources say the group holding Saifi is either the Movement for Democracy and Justice in Chad (MDJT) or a breakaway organisation.
"It is becoming clearer and clearer that for several weeks Abderrezak has been held by an armed group which could well be the MDJT," and African diplomat in Mali, who asked not to be named, said.
"His movements are restricted. And this armed group would do the fight against terrorism a real service by handing him over to the appropriate people."
In March a Chadian military source said that government troops had killed 43 members of the GSPC close to the border with Niger.
He alleged that the GSPC, which is included on a US list of terror organisations with links to the Al-Qaeda network, had infiltrated the country and was trying to join forces with the MDJT.
The claim was denied by the MDJT, which also maintained that the clashes were a figment of someone's imagination.
The diplomat said that Abderrezak had been "hoist with his own petard."
"For the time being all the signs, descriptions and evidence provided confirm that 'the Para' is indeed the prisoner of an armed group in Chad," a source working for a foreign security agency in Bamako said.
"Two African countries closely involved in counter-terrorism have this information."
He said Abderrezak had been formally identified.
"It is slightl y the case of the biter bit," he said. "'The Para' demanded and got a ransom for the freeing of the European hostages (kidnapped in Algeria and later freed in Mali). Today it seems that the armed group holding him is demanding a ransom to deliver him to a third country."
A source working for a humanitarian organisation, who is familiar with the activities of the GSPC in the zone where the borders of Algeria, Mali and Mauritania meet, said the reports were "possible".
"What is sure is that in the clash with the Chadian army 'Billal', (Abderrakek's) right hand man, was killed.
"But 'the Para' had disappeared. After the clash he made a call on his satellite phone and since then nothing."
The phone number could not be reached when AFP tried it.
Military sources in Bamako claimed at the time he was fighting with the MDJT in the Tibesti region in northwest Chad, but a diplomatic source said he was on the run.