May 30th, 2013
12:46 PM ET

Al Qaeda fires terrorist by letter, citing poor performance

A letter recently discovered inside a former Al Qaeda stronghold reported that in October, Mokhtar Belmohktar an Algerian terrorist was terminated.

In the 10-page memo signed by the group's 14-member Shura Council, Belmoktar is described as "a bleeding wound" who -

  • Failed to carry out a single successful operation
  • Failed to bring in top dollar for his hostages
  • Failed to answer the telephone when they called
  • Failed to submit his expense reports

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Filed under: International • Mali • News • Terrorism
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