Eerie similarity - full name has repetitive cognate!

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    Eerie similarity - full name has repetitive cognate!

    While I was reading about the Algerian hostage crisis, I came across the main suspect, which reminded me of another character in the Hijack to Kandahar of IC 814.

    Mokhtar Belmokhtar - Algerian hostage crisis.

    Source: BBC News - Profile: Mokhtar Belmokhtar

    Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil - involved in negotiations for release of the hijacked IC 814.

    Source: Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This is probably just a coincidence, but both these people have the same word repeated twice in their names, and I couldn't help but point this out.

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