Mali: ‘Al Qaeda Regional Commander Killed’

| March 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chadian officials claim their troops have killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim)-aligned leader of the group that staged January’s bloody operation at Algeria’s In Amenas oilfield.

“Chadian forces have totallly destroyed the principal bases of the jihadists in the Adrar massif of the Ifoghas [mountains], to be more precise in the town of Ametetai,” Chad’s military command announced on Saturday, adding that “several terrorists”, including Mokhtar Belmokhtar, had been killed.

The claim came a day after Chad’s President Idriss Déby said that another Aqim leader, Abou Zeid, had been killed, a claim that France has yet to confirm.

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