Report: 34 of 41 Hostages Killed in Algeria – 2 Americans Survive Raid – One American

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    Report: 34 of 41 Hostages Killed in Algeria – 2 Americans Survive Raid – One American Escapes​




    by Jim Hoft
    January 17, 2013

    Algerian troops have surrounded the Islamist gunmen who kidnapped workers from the Amenas gas field in Algeria. (Reuters)

    According to Mauritania’s ANI news agency, which has been in constant contact with the kidnappers, 34 of 41 hostaged were killed yesterday at a Algerian gas plant.


    Reuters reported:

    Many people were killed when Algerian forces opened fire on a vehicle at a remote gas plant where gunmen were holding dozens of Western hostages, a resident of the locality and Arab news reports said on Thursday.

    The resident, who asked not to be identified, said there were many bodies at the scene. He did not give firm numbers of the dead or say whether they were kidnappers, hostages or both.

    Mauritania’s ANI news agency, which has been in constant contact with the kidnappers, reported that 34 of the captives and 15 of the captors had been killed when government forces fired from helicopters while the kidnappers were trying to move some of their prisoners.

    Qatar-based Al Jazeera television carried a similar report. Those details could not be immediately confirmed.​

    The Algerian government rejected a demand from the Islamist militants who seized Westerners at the plant for safe passage to nearby Libya.


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    Good thing that war on terrorism is over and Al Qaida has been defeated…..​



    Drudge headlines:


    REPORT:
    Hostages held in Algeria killed…
    BLOODBATH: Helicopters strafe gas plant in desert…
    Fate of 7 Kidnapped Americans Unknown…
    Hostages ‘made to wear explosives’…
    Obama, Clinton Silent on Crisis…
    LATEST: Some ‘escape Islamist captors’…
    Gunmen dubbed ‘Signatories for Blood’…
    One-eyed Jihadi leader…
    Retaliation for France intervention in Mali…​


    Good thing that war on terrorism is over and Al Qaida has been defeated?.. | Flopping Aces
     
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    Finally America no longer holds the record for most boneheaded rescue fail opertaion.
     
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    ...And this makes you happy?
     
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    Granny says send in Navy Seal Team 6!...
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    Algeria mulls international force for hostages
    17 Jan.`13 — Algeria's government searched desperately Thursday for a way to end a desert standoff with Islamic militants who have taken dozens of foreigners hostage at a natural gas complex, turning to tribal leaders among Algerian Tuaregs and contemplating an international force.
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    Fears for hostages as Algeria attacks gas complex – live updates
    • Reports of deaths of hostages and kidnappers • Official Algerian news says military operation over • Irishman free and has made contact with family

     
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    You must have missed the Russian attempt to rescue school kids from Chechen terrorists.

    That, was a real clusterfuck.
     
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    Hmm..., Don't they have complete gun control there? How did that work out? Only the Russian Mafia, Checchian terrorists and the government have guns.
     
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    Update: Standoff in the Sahara...
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    Algeria: Day 4 of hostage standoff at Sahara plant
    19 Jan.`13 — Faced with international outrage over the killing of hostages at a sprawling gas plant in the middle of the Sahara desert, Algeria was under pressure to bring an end to a four-day standoff with Islamist extremists that has killed at least 12 captives and left dozens unaccounted for.
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    Algeria hostage situation reportedly comes to violent end, as Panetta says much of situation remains 'sketchy'
    January 19, 2013 - Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with an Al Qaeda-linked terror group that left at least 23 hostages dead and killed all 32 militants involved, the Algerian government said.
     
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    The Algerians didn't give a damn about the hostages. They just wanted the gas plant back in operation. And if the hostages had to die in order to accomplish that goal...so be it.
     

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