Belmokhtar death denied

Belmokhtar death denied
Updated 16 June 2015
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Belmokhtar death denied

Belmokhtar death denied

TRIPOLI: A Libyan terrorist group denied Tuesday that Al-Qaeda-linked militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar — the man behind multiple deadly attacks with a history of coming back from the dead — was killed in a US air strike.
Ansar Al-Sharia named seven people it said were killed in the US strike in eastern Libya but Belmokhtar, who Washington has said was the target, was not among them.
“No other person was killed,” the group, which is designated as a terrorist organization by the United Nations, said in a statement.
Belmokhtar, an Algerian nicknamed variously as “The Uncatchable,” “Mr Marlboro” and “The One-Eyed,” is leader of the North African Al-Murabitoun militant group and a former chief of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).