BREAKING: Algeria Gas Plant Attack Leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar Killed by U.S. Air Strike

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A senior Islamist militant who ordered the deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant two years ago has been killed in a US air strike, Libyan officials say

Mokhtar Belmokhtar and other fighters were killed in the operation, a statement from Libya‘s government said.

However, there have been several false reports of his death in the past.

The Pentagon said it had targeted a “mid-level” al-Qaeda operative, giving few details.

It said Saturday’s operation had been successful but did not name the target, saying officials were still assessing whether it had been successful.

Notoriety

Born in Algeria, Belmokhtar was a former senior figure in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), but left to form his own militia.

He gained notoriety with the attack on the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria in 2013, when about 800 people were taken hostage and 38 killed…(read more)

BBC News


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