HackGh Community Forum

Log in

I forgot my password



Who Is Online?
Guests : 0
Hidden : 0
Registered : 0
Users Online :
Refresh View the whole list

Latest topics
» Airtel Sika kokoo promo
Yesterday at 8:26 pm by flinkts

» How To Get Free 3GB From Glo Network
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:46 pm by Appietus16

» AIRTEL FREE BROWSING
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:20 pm by akokono

» Instagram Account hacked
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:17 pm by saudseidu

» AIRTEL DATA TRANSFER
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:22 pm by kbasante

» Watch Free 2CTV on any Vodafone line for the month of July
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:45 pm by WhIPL4$h

» Tricks on How To Download Paid Android Apps For Free
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:28 am by franknart12

» Psiphon Pro v125 [Subscribed] Cracked APK
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:29 am by franknart12

» NSS posts over 91,000 service personnel for 2017/2018
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:00 pm by chinesta10

» Kotoko team bus involved in accident
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm by chinesta10

Keywords

dumsormuststop  busy  10  1  8  30  HackGh  6  Tigo  free  black  2  browsing  cheat  Unlimited  3  11  keepCalmAndLoveHACKGH4Life  7  9  2000  christian  ghana  unlocking  5  4  



Free counters!
Staff Online
Staff Online
Members1993
Most Online179
Newest Member

You are not connected. Please login or register

 » Life Style » World News » 

'Ex al-Qaeda leader killed in US strike in Libya'

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

iknow

avatar
Forum Helper
Libya's recognised government says that the leader of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Algeria, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, has been killed in a coordinated attack with the US.

Earlier on Sunday, the US Department of Defence said the US military conducted a counterterrorism strike against an al-Qaeda-associated target in Libya on Saturday night, but were assessing results before providing more details.

"The Libyan government in the east of Libya confirms that the US fighter jets conducted air strikes last night in a mission which resulted in the death of the terrorist Belmokhtar," the internationally recognised government based in Tobruk said.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak, reporting from Washington, said: "They are not saying a great deal in terms of details here in Washington. On the record the defence department has said that an air strike was carried out on an al-Qaeda-affiliated group described interestingly as a mid-level target."

"More details have come from the Libyan government. The strike apparently took place in the east of the country near Tobruk, and according to Libyan news websites it was aimed at Ansar al-Sharia group where several commanders of the group were meeting.

"What we await is word here in Washington that indeed is the case."

'Mr Marlboro'

Belmokhtar was a leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, but later split from the group in 2012 to form his own militia, called Those Who Sign With Blood, that later became al-Mourabitoun.

He has been involved in cigarette smuggling and one of his nom de guerre is "Mr Marlboro". He has also been associated with various groups involved in attacks on governments in the region including, Mali.

"Belmokhtar has a long resume of involvement in violence in the region. He came out of the Algerian civil war and struggled in 1990s and early 2000," Al Jazeera's Lak said.

"He has been involved in abduction of tourists and UN officials. He looms large over the Maghreb region and the Sahara desert," he said.

Five million dollar bounty

The death of Belmokhtar has been declared at least on four occasions in recent years. In 2013, Chad's military claimed to have killed Belmokhtar, who was behind a bloody mass hostage-taking at an Algerian gas plant the same year.

"If this is confirmed it will be a very significant development," the Al Jazeera correspondent said.

The Americans have charged him with terrorism and related offences in connection with the attack in 2013 on the Algerian gas refinery. At least 35 hostages, including three Americans were killed.

The US had offered a $5m reward for information on his whereabouts.

It's the first publicised operation by the US forces in Libya since 2011, when long-time Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was unseated from power in a NATO-backed revolt.

Libya has rival governments and parliaments, and powerful militias are battling for influence and a share of its oil wealth.



Source: Al Jazeera

View user profile

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum