U.S. airstrikes directed at Mokhtar Belmokhtar said to be successful

June 15, 2015 2:37 AM

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U.S. airstrikes directed at Mokhtar Belmokhtar said to be successful

The U.S military launched weekend airstrikes targeting and likely killing an al-Qaeda-linked militant leader in eastern Libya who has been charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that killed at least 35 hostages, including three Americans.

The Libyan government said warplanes targeted and killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar and several others in eastern Libya. A U.S. official said two F-15 fighter jets launched multiple 225-kilogram bombs in the attack. The official was not authorized to discuss the details of the attack publicly so spoke on co...

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