US and Libby to confirm the raid targeted the leader of the jihadist Belmokhtar .. Is it killed, "Mr. Marlboro" this time?
Middle east Last Updated On Monday, June 15, 2015; 10:15 (GMT +0400)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) - New Declaration on the death of one of the most dangerous jihadi leaders, Algerian Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the leader of the so-called group "stationed" and the owner of the historic links with al-Qaeda, and its source this time the interim Libyan government, which announced his death a US raid It took place in coordination with it on his whereabouts in eastern Libya.
Interim Libyan government said that US aircraft carried out the task led to the death of Belmokhtar and a group of Libyan belonging to a terrorist organization in eastern Libya and that "after consultation with the interim Libyan government," arguing that the process is "part of the international support demanded by the government" to fight terrorism, which has become a serious concern at the regional and international situation. "
For its part, official US sources told CNN said that Washington has already carried out an air strike in the region was aimed at eliminating Belmokhtar, but denied the existence of certain information indicating that killed both the Libyans or the Americans who gave chase for more than 12 years after the classified lists of terrorism and global status Award of $ 5 million to anyone who gives information about it.
It is known that Belmokhtar was during the past few years, constantly moving between the countries of the African Sahel region, he has been known by several nicknames, including "one-eyed" and "Mr. Marlboro" because of his fame in the implementation of the smuggling operations.
Among the most famous operations defined by Belmokhtar, done by the beginning of 2013 when have required a number of hostages in the Ain Amenas in Algeria, killing 37 hostage Algeria after the Algerian army intervened, making him the most dangerous jihadist in the region, especially since it was al-Qaeda leader in what known as the "Islamic Maghreb".
Bmlkhtar has created in 2012 for the terrorist movement which he called "the signatories blood" after its separation from the base, and then joined his movement to "Tawhid and Jihad", which was occupied in the same financial year. Has been attributed to him the recent terrorist incident witnessed Morayanih Bamako last March, killing five people.