‘Uncatchable’ Islamist militant Belmokhtar reported killed in US air strike

A veteran Islamist militant blamed for masterminding an Algerian gas field attack and running smuggling routes across North Africa has been killed in a US air strike inside Libya, the country’s recognised government said on Sunday.

The government said the strike had killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an Algerian militant who became a major figure in insurgencies across North Africa and the Sahel and had earned the nickname the “Uncatchable” from the French military.


  • David Murrell

    My condolences to the Mokhtar Belmokhtary family .

    • There already claims he’s not dead. He’s been falsely claimed deceased before.

  • Doug Kursk

    Bring in his worthless remains for DNA testing or it didn’t happen.

    • Ron MacDonald

      How do you conduct DNA tests on pink mist?

  • Exile1981

    Look at his eyes I think he parents where a little too closely related.

  • chayisun

    Another terrorist thug has died. At least maybe he has. Then again, maybe not. Not sure but the air strike was in the vicinity of where he was or could have been. He may have seen the attack coming. However, since he only had one eye that was working, he may not have seen the attack. Heard it though, one would think. Oh well, time will tell.