Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike

A top Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant two years ago has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, officials say.

November 21, 2015
November 21, 2015

Hotel attacks: Mali declares 10-day state of emergency

Gun-toting jihadists took more than 100 people hostage for around nine hours at a top hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, in an attack claimed by an al-Qaeda affiliate that left at least 27 people dead.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike

A top Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant two years ago has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, officials say.