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Mokhtar Belmokhtar, identified by the Algerian interior ministry as the leader of a militant Islamic group, is pictured in a screen capture from an undated video distributed by the Belmokhtar Brigade obtained by Reuters January 16, 2013. (REUTERS/Belmokhtar Brigade/Handout)


Chad Says Islamist Leader Belmokhtar Killed in Mali

Chad Says Islamist Leader Belmokhtar Killed in Mali

N’Djamena, AFP—Chad says its troops in northern Mali have killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed Islamist leader who masterminded an assault on an Algerian gas plant in January that left 37 foreign hostages dead. The announcement came amid continued fighting in...