Al-Qaeda leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar "killed in Mali" as Chadian armed forces destroy terrorist base

Al-Qaeda leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'killed in Mali' as Chadian armed forces destroy terrorist base Belmokhtar is believed to be among several rebels killed when Chadian armed forces 'completely destroyed' a terrorist base in northern Mali One-eyed terror chief said to be behind the Algeria hostage crisis in JanuaryA total of 37 workers were killed at an oil facility – including six Britons for acts of terrorism. It is believed Belmokhtar first became interested in jihad as a schoolboy before travelling to Afghanistan to support the mujahadeen fighting in the Civil War. He later joined the Islamist GIA fighting in the Algerian Civil War where he lost his left eye while mishandling explosives