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Sudanese allow extradition of Carlos the Jackal for French murders

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Carlos was a wanted man and had already been ‘moved on’ from several countries by this point.

So it would have been prudent of the champagne communist to curtail his womanising and drinking in the last country to grant him sanctuary, the Islamic Sudan. He didn’t.

The man who had held OPEC to ransom now had too many powerful enemies and his sustained bombing campaign against the French didn’t hasten her freedom, only the end of his...