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Chadian soldiers show a flag of Aqim and weapons recovered after... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Army Soldier,Chad,Flag,Horizontal,Islam,Mali,Militant Groups,Military,Mountain,Mountain Range,Outdoors,Politics,Recovery,Showing,Violence,WeaponPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPChadian soldiers show a flag of Aqim and weapons recovered after violent clashes with Islamist militants on March 3, 2013 in Tessalit in the Ifoghas mountains, northern Mali. Chad says its troops in northern Mali have killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed Islamist leader who masterminded an assault on an Algerian gas plant in January that left 37 foreign hostages dead. The announcement came amid continued fighting in the mountains of northern Mali, where France on Sunday said a third French soldier had been killed since it launched operations against Islamist rebels in mid-January. AFP PHOTO / ALI KAYA (Photo credit should read ALI KAYA/AFP/Getty Images)