January 17, 2013
Mokhtar Belmokhtar: The One-Eyed Jihadi
Peter Beaumont, Guardian UK
For a man whose death in combat in the Malian city of Gao was announced last June, Mokhtar Belmokhtar – the Islamist militant allegedly behind the raid on the Ansema gas field in Algeria – has been surprisingly busy.
Since that raid – which saw the deaths of several foreign oil workers, including a Briton, and the kidnapping of 41 more – Belmokhtar has been described in journalistic shorthand as "al-Qaida".
TAGGED: Algeria, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Mokhtar Belmokhtar