Notorious Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US airstrike in Libya, the strife-torn country's internationally recognised government said in a statement Sunday.
"American jets conducted an operation which resulted in the deaths of Mokhtar Belmokhtar and a group of Libyans belonging to a terrorist organisation in eastern Libya," said the statement which was posted on Facebook.
The announcement came after the Pentagon said the US military had carried out a strike on "an Al-Qaeda-associated terrorist" inside Libya.
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