Greek-Canadian identified as al-Qaida militant killed in Algerian raid

A Greek-Canadian man in his early 20s has been identified as one of 29 al-Qaida militants killed during a raid on an Algerian gas refinery in January, Canadian state television CBC reported on Tuesday.

Christos Katsiroubas and his secondary school friend Ali Medlej, both from London, Ontario, were among militants who stormed the facility in Amenas, killing 38 hostages.

It is believed that the two men blew themselves up during the raid.