Monday, February 11, 2013

U.S. Officials Want To Expand The "Kill List' To Include African Militants

Push To Expand U.S. 'Kill List' -- Wall Street Journal

Officials Press to Mark Algerian Militant Linked to Gas-Plant Attack as Target for Death or Capture.

WASHINGTON—Senior U.S. officials are pressing to mark for the killing or capture of the self-proclaimed mastermind of last month's attack on an Algerian natural-gas facility that claimed the lives of 37 foreign hostages, including three Americans.

Adding the Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar to a U.S. targeted-killing list would represent a significant U.S. expansion into northwestern Africa, extending the reach of the U.S. program of drone strikes and other lethal counterterrorism operations, which have concentrated on Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan.

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Update: US Might Expand 'Kill List' Into North Africa -- Newser

My Comment
: I expect this "kill list' to never stop expanding.

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