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    U.S. airstrike targeted terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar inside Libya, officials say

    (CNN)A U.S. plane carried out a strike inside Libya on Sunday, reportedly killing a key terror figure in North Africa, U.S. and Libyan officials said.
    The target was Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a veteran Islamist fighter affiliated with al Qaeda in North Africa, a U.S. official told CNN.
    The Libyan government said Belmokhtar was killed in the strike, something that U.S. officials have not confirmed.
    Federal prosecutors in New York had charged the one-eyed Belmokhtar in 2013 with crimes related to a brazen attack on a gas facility in Algeria were 37 hostages died. Three Americans were among the dead.
    "It was a single strike conducted by a manned aircraft," a Pentagon official with direct knowledge of the operation told CNN. There were no U.S. personnel on the ground, the official said.


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    The Pentagon says the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in Libya targeting terrorists associated with al-Qaeda.
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    Well it looks like we are going right back into Libya. No matter what, when the US intervenes with our "global war on terror" it just leads to what seems like a bigger problem, and a guarantee that we are going to have to re-intervene again. Endless ****ing war. "Learning curves are for pussies"
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    Re: U.S. airstrike targeted terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar inside Libya, officials say

    That would be excellent. MBM is no joke.
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    Re: U.S. airstrike targeted terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar inside Libya, officials say

    doh - LongWarJournal is hacked right now.
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    Re: U.S. airstrike targeted terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar inside Libya, officials say

    For this to be presented as bad news is laughable.

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    Re: U.S. airstrike targeted terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar inside Libya, officials say

    What I find laughable is that everytime there's an airstrike reported in the media its always accompanied by news that the US has killed a senior AQ leader. Its like the bodycount news in the Vietnam war.

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    Re: U.S. airstrike targeted terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar inside Libya, officials say

    I suppose we can send our planes anywhere we want these days. Wonder what kind of complaints we'd hear were China or Russia to do this.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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