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Report: High-Ranking Al-Qaeda Fighter Killed in Airstrike

Report: High-Ranking Al-Qaeda Fighter Killed in Airstrike

The current government of Libya says that Al-Qaeda militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in a U.S. airstrike in the country. Though the Pentagon hasn’t confirmed that Belmokhtar definitely died in the attack, officials did say that a targeted airstrike happened in the region this weekend. Belmokhtar was a key Al-Qaeda leader in the region, and, along with orchestrating several terrorist attacks, he was most known for leading a siege on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013. The bloody attack led to the deaths of 38 hostages—some of whom were Americans—and 28 terrorists …

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