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Moktar Belmoktar

The Terrorist Al Qaeda Could Not Control

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — After years of trying to discipline him, the leaders of al-Qaida's North African branch sent one final letter to their most dif...

Death Of Militant Leader Would Damage Terror Networks

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

By Myra MacDonald LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) - Nearly two years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the death in Mali of Algerian co...

Militant Says Algerian Al Qaeda Commander 'Alive And Well'

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

DUBAI, March 3 (Reuters) - Algerian al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, reported killed by Chadian troops, is alive, a monitoring service that tr...

Mali Suicide Bomber Tied To Algerian Terror Leader, Locals Say

AP | KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

GAO, Mali — A young militant who locals say had ties with terror leader Moktar Belmoktar blew himself up Friday near a military checkpoint on th...

Algerian Terror Leader Wants Money, Not Just Death

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Moktar Belmoktar is known abroad as the man who orchestrated the abduction of scores of foreigners last week at a BP-operated pla...

Jihadist Leader Claims Hostage Attack Credit, Tells France To Pull Out Of Mali

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

(Adds details, background) NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Veteran jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility in the name o...

Rebel Leader Called 'A Cross Between Robin Hood And Bin Laden'

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

The rebel leader said to be behind the taking of more than 600 hostages at a natural gas plant in the Algerian desert Wednesday has more than two deca...

Air Strikes Kill 35 Hostages, 15 Militants, Reports Say

Posted 01.17.2013 | World

The Associated Press reports that 35 hostages and 15 of their captors have been killed during an air raid by the Algerian military. Reuters re...

15 Hostages Escape, 40 Others Freed In Algeria

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Some hostages were reported to have escaped from a remote Algerian gas plant on Thursday,...