20 July 2013, 02:10

US charges ex-head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

US authorities on Friday charged the former leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, over the deadly January siege at an Algerian gas plant and other crimes

The one-eyed Algerian Islamist - who allegedly masterminded the seizure of the plant in which 38 hostages, including three Americans, died - was notably charged with kidnapping and hostage-taking conspiracy.

Voice of Russia, AFP

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