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A Top Islamist Militant, Mokhtar Belmokhtar Killed In US Strike

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June 15, 2015: Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a top Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant two years ago has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, officials say.

A statement from Libya’s government said that he was killed in the eastern city of Ajdabiya. Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s death has been reported many times in the past.The US has filed terror charges against him and officials said they believed he remained a threat to Western interests.

As per the US, Belmokhtar was targeted and the strike was successful, but it is assessing the operation’s results and would give details “as appropriate”.

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