'High ranking' al Qaeda militant killed in weekend strike in Libya

WASHINGTON - One of the militants killed in a US air strike in Libya over the weekend was a high ranking al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official, the United States said on Wednesday.
The strike on Saturday, the first against al Qaeda militants in Libya, killed "two terrorists" as part of efforts to deny militants a safe haven in the country's vast desert.
The military had not said who the target of the strike was until now.
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