Belmokhtar was likely killed in a strike in Libya earlier this month
The group named seven people it said were killed in the U.S. strike in eastern Libya but Mokhtar Belmokhtar was not among them
There is a competition between the older al-Qaida and ISIS to gain adherents among radical Islamic groups around the world
Mokhtar Belmokhtar said such strikes were justified by what he called Western aggression
The jihadist was a leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and his group occupied northern Mali in 2012
Mokhtar Belmokhtar was a leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
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