Libyan government spokesperson informed that three foreigners were killed in United States airstrikes in Eastern region of the country. The official from internationally recognized government told the press recently. Al-Qaeda supported militant leaders were the target of the strike but military is unable to confirm their death among 17 dead. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a militant from Algeria was killed by East Libya based government, according to press reports. The country experienced political turmoil and tribal wars after former dictator Kernel Gaddafi thrown out of power. The strike successfully achieved its target, a pentagon spokesperson informed. Deborah Lee, U.S. Air Force secretary said that the result of the operation is still under evaluation but it was definitely aimed at leader of Al-Qaida in the region. Major Mohammed Hegazi, a military spokesman from Libya told press that a fighter from Tunisia along with two foreign militants was killed due to attack. Belmokhtar’s death will need a medical confirmation. Currently Libya is being controlled by two conflicting government.
The Al-Quaeda leader was proved guilty of the murder of 37 people due to an attack on Algerian gas facility. The New York court has already charged him for the same as three American citizens were among the victims. 500 pound bombs exploded at hard structure inside the compound as soon as two F-15 fighter jets dropped them on the target.
Target’s movements were continuously monitored by aerial intelligence wing of the government. The press is still waiting for the official confirmation on the death of Belmokhtar, which will weaken the Al-Qaeda leadership in the region.