The Algerian army has stormed the gas plant in In Amenas where Islamist militants took hundreds of people hostage. At least 11 militants are reported dead, as well as 7 more of the hostages.
Chad's military has said its troops in northern Mali have killed al Qaeda leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar. The Islamist leader was the mastermind behind an Algerian gas plant assault in January.
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