Ex Al-Qaeda Hails France Shooting

Ex Al-Qaeda Hails France ShootingEx Al-Qaeda Hails France Shooting

Veteran Algerian militant and former al-Qaeda fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar praised the deadly assault on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and urged Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks, a monitoring service said on Monday. He said such strikes were justified by what he called Western aggression against Islamist armed groups, Reuters reported.