I've lost count of the times that terror leaders are reported dead, only to pop up somwhere else later. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed terror leader, has been reportedly killed. Let's hope the reports are true.
The veteran Al-Qaeda leader, nicknamed 'Mr Marlboro' for his illicit cigarette empire, is said to have ordered January's attack on an Algerian gas plant where 37 hostages were killed.
He is believed to be one of several extremists killed today when Chadian armed forces in northern Mali 'completely destroyed' a terrorist base around midday.
His death was announced on Chadian state television but has not been confirmed by other sources.
Chadian armed forces spokesman General Zacharia Gobongue said in a statement read on national television: 'Chadian armed forces operating in northern Mali completely destroyed a terrorist base. (continue at Daily Mail UK)