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Algerian jihadist vows allegiance to Al-Qaeda chief

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 00:25

Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose group occupied northern Mali in 2012, pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a statement posted Wednesday on Islamist websites.

Wanted jihadist hiding in Libya: Malian security sources

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 01:46

Fugitive jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hiding in Libya, from where he plans to mastermind terrorist attacks across Africa`s Sahel region, security sources said Sunday.

US blacklists Algerian jihadists, Nusra leader

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 04:24

The United States today blacklisted a shadowy Al-Qaeda breakaway faction behind the bloody siege of an Algerian gas plant, and the leader of a Palestinian group fighting for Islamists in Syria.

US charges Mokhtar Belmokhtar over Algerian gas plant seige

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:36

US authorities have charged the former leader of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Mokhtar Belmokhtar, over the deadly January siege at an Algerian gas plant and other crimes.

Al Qaeda opens `complaints department` in Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 13:17

Al Qaeda has now created a complaints department in Syria, in an apparent move to demonstrate how it is willing to participate in free government.

Algeria hands death penalty in absentia to Qaeda chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 11:58

Jihadist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who Chad said was killed in Mali last month, and four members of his group were condemned to death in absentia by an Algerian court on Tuesday.

Al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar may be `alive’

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 11:48

Algerian al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, reported killed by Chadian troops, may be alive, a monitoring service has claimed.

UK contemplates an SAS raid to nail desert al Qaeda kingpin

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 14:24

Britain may launch an Osama Bin Laden like `kill or snatch` operation in the Sahara desert to nail the one-eyed al-Qaeda kingpin Mokhtar Belmokhtar.