February 6th, 2013
09:39 PM ET

U.S. misses chance to kill Jihadist targeting Americans

One of the most feared jihadists in North Africa has been hunting Americans. Erin first heard about Algeria-born Mokhtar BelMokhtar while traveling on the Mali border last summer.

A Tuareg tribesman who accompanied Erin received a warning call, telling him he was in the area.

Now we are learning the United States had the chance to kill Mokhtar Bel Mokhtar a decade ago but missed the opportunity.

OutFront tonight: CNN's Chris Lawrence has the story.

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