Belmokhtar

By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Mar 2nd, 2013
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DAKAR, Senegal — Chad’s military said Saturday that its soldiers in Mali had killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the mastermind of the January seizure of an Algerian gas plant that left at least 37 foreign hostages dead. Mr. Belmokhtar’s death was announced on state television in Chad, but has not been confir...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Feb 5th, 2013
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By Craig Whitlock, The U.S. military was closely tracking a one-eyed bandit across the Sahara in 2003 when it confronted a hard choice that is still reverberating a decade later. Should it try to kill or capture the target, an Algerian jihadist named Mokhtar Belmokhtar, or let him go? Belmokhtar had ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 29th, 2013
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By Christina Hellmich Is Al-Qaeda about to bring terrorism to Europe’s backyard in North Africa? The intervention of French military forces in Mali and the apparent reprisals in the form of the hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas processing plant in Algeria have brought the threat of Al-Qaeda in the ...