Saturday, January 19, 2013

Drones and Special Forces to Hunt for Mokhtar Belmokhtar

A massive international manhunt, using special forces and drones, is under way for Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed Islamist leader who masterminded the Algerian hostage taking. The initial focus for intensified US operations will be to track down Belmokhtar in northern Mali. They will be aided by French special forces recently deployed to the country.

There is a growing feeling in Washington that the Islamic insurrection in Mali and the Algerian crisis represent a tipping point for greater US military intervention in the region.

Read more on The Telegraph.

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