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How Do Terrorists Respond When Their Leaders Are Killed?

In death as in life, the jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar is an enigma. The one-eyed Algerian who masterminded the spectacular siege of a natural-gas facility in his homeland in January--which resulted in the deaths of at least 38 foreigners, including three Americans and five Britons--was reportedly killed by Chadian forces in a fierce battle in northeastern Mali on March 2, during the seventh week of the country's French-led war. But with no proof of death, some fear the wily fighter might still be holed up in the remote Adrar des Ifoghas mountains...

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