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French strike likely killed Al-Qaeda ally Belmokhtar: US

AFP  |  Washington 

US intelligence helped French warplanes target Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of Al-Qaeda's key allies in North Africa, and believes he was killed, an American official said today.

Belmokhtar, a notorious faction commander in the Al-Murabitoun jihadist group, was likely killed in a strike in Libya earlier this month, the official said.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 21:22 IST