Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Belmokhtar, ‘The Uncatchable’ desert jihadist

Bamako: Wily one-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose jihadists have claimed the attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso, shot to global notoriety with a spectacular assault on an Algerian gas field in 2013, but had long been known as “The Uncatchable”.

Washington has offered a $5 million (4.7 million euros) bounty for the 43-year-old, born and bred in the Algerian desert, and of all the jihadist leaders in the Sahel region straddling the southern Sahara, it is Belmokhtar who is most wanted.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Nuke enough desert and they will quit hearing about him.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      You ever think that they should just do that because these people will never ever be civilized?
      We exterminate rats.

      • Cat-astrophe

        The Romans never had trouble with the Carthaginians after the third Punic.
        This was my first thought after 911. Now the “ISIS” problem is spreading world wide due to pussy footing around.
        The only problem is I have a hunch TPTB really want rabid talk like this, you know, I think they don’t want anyone to realize who is REALLY stirring the pot. They really want us to wipe each other out for them. Just saying.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Maybe President Trump will see to it. 😉

  • Brenda

    This is also the guy behind the kidnapping of the two Canadian diplomats, Robert Fowler and Louis Guay

  • Shebel

    He sure is a handsome Devil.

    • Algeria is full of evil crazies like him.

  • Barrington Minge

    Dont see any signs of brain activity…..

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Mr Penn … Mr Sean Penn, please pick up the white courtesy phone … Mr Sean Penn …