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Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Joshua Hersh

Lunch With Al Qaeda: Timbuktu's Crisis Committee Had Cordial Relations With Islamist Leaders

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali -- When the leaders of Timbuktu's beleaguered population wanted to petition for mercy from the Islamists who had taken over their town ...

FBI Charges Man Behind Algerian Hostage Crisis

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

NEW YORK — Terrorism charges were unsealed Friday in New York against a purported al-Qaida-linked leader in Africa accused of leading a January ...

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...

Algeria Hostage Mastermind Reportedly Killed In Mali

AP | By DANY PADIRE and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's military chief announced late Saturday that his troops deployed in northern Mali had killed Moktar Belmoktar, the terr...

U.S. Considers Adding Algeria Hostage Mastermind To Secret 'Kill' List

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

Senior members of President Barack Obama's administration want to put the mastermind of last month's attack on an Algerian natural-gas facility on a s...

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...

Algeria Attack Leader Named Son After Bin Laden, Swears Allegiance To Al Qaeda

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

By Myra MacDonald LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Mokhtar Belmokhtar lost an eye fighting in Afghanistan, swears allegiance to al Qaeda and...

Al Qaeda Leader Reportedly Says Branch In North Africa Got Libyan Arms

AP | By AHMED MOHAMED | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- A desert chief with al-Qaida's North Africa branch has confirmed fears that his terror organization procured weapons from st...