Algerian Jihadist Killed in US Strike, Confirms Recognised Libyan Government

June 14, 2015 11:32 PM

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Algerian Jihadist Killed in US Strike, Confirms Recognised Libyan Government

Benghazi: Notorious Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US airstrike in Libya, the strife-torn country's internationally recognised government said in a statement on Sunday.

"American jets conducted an operation which resulted in the deaths of Mokhtar Belmokhtar and a group of Libyans belonging to a terrorist organisation in eastern Libya," said the statement, which was posted on Facebook.

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