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Chadian Military Says Mokhtar Belmokhtar Has Been Killed

The Al Qaeda commander organized the attack on an Algerian gas plant in January

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Chadian soldiers in Mali have killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the al-Qaeda commander behind a bloody mass hostage-taking at an Algerian gas plant earlier this year, Chad's military has said.

The Chadian army, whose troops have been at the forefront of the hunt for al-Qaeda-linked fighters hiding in northern Mali, said Belmokhtar was killed during an operation in the Ifogha mountains on Saturday.

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