"Magazine Says it Interviewed Top Terrorist" (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Alias Carlos the Jackal
By: New York Times
Date: December 1, 1979
Source: New York Times
About the Author: The New York Times, a daily newspaper founded in 1851, has over one million subscribers and is distributed nationally.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (1949 was a terrorist, mercenary, and revolutionary between the 1970s and the 1990s. Ramírez Sánchez was known by the pseudonym "Carlos the Jackal," because he had taken the name Carlos while training with Soviet fighters and, later, because police allegedly found the Frederick Forsyth novel The Day of the Jackal while raiding Sánchez's hotel room. As a youth, Carlos joined the Communist party and was involved with Venezuelan revolutionary groups. After being expelled from universities in London and Moscow, Carlos joined a...
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