Chadian Troops Kill Al-Qaeda Commander in North Mali

RIA Novosti
Saturday 2nd March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 3 (RIA Novosti) – Chadian soldiers in northern Mali killed on Saturday Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of al-Qaeda-linked commanders responsible for mass hostage taking at a desert gas plant in eastern Algeria, Al Jazeera reported. The agency reported citing the Chadian Army that Belmokhtar was killed in the Ifogha mountains during a special operation. “On Saturday, March 2, at noon, Chadian armed forces operating in northern Mali completely destroyed a terrorist base … The toll included several dead terrorists, including their leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar,” Al Jazeera quoted Chadian Ar…

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