Carlos The Jackal

Ilich Ramírez Sánchez also known as Carlos the Jackal, is a Venezuelan terrorist currently serving a life sentence in France for the 1975 murder of an informant for the French government and two French counter-intelligence agents. While in prison he was further convicted of attacks in France that killed 11 and injured 150 people and sentenced to an additional life term in 2011, and then to a third life term in 2017.

Carlos was dubbed “The Jackal” by The Guardian after one of its correspondents reportedly spotted Frederick Forsyth’s 1971 novel The Day of the Jackal near some of the fugitive’s belongings.

A committed Marxist-Leninist, he was one of the most notorious political terrorists of his era.

Category: History

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