Saturday, March 2, 2013

NOT CONFIRMED: BBC News - Islamist militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'killed in Mali'

Mokhtar Belmokhtar in a screen capture from an undated video distributed by the Belmokhtar Brigade (16 January 2013)  
Mokhtar Belmokhtar received military training in Afghanistan

His death was announced on Chadian state television but has not been confirmed by other sources.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar is a former al-Qaeda leader said to have ordered January's attack on an Algerian gas plant where at least 37 hostages were killed.

Chadian troops are fighting Islamist militants in Mali as part of an international force led by France.

FULL ARTICLE HERE: BBC News - Islamist militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'killed in Mali'

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