Skip to comments.Hostages escape Sahara siege - report Live (Algeria: Dozens reported killed in raid)
Posted on 01/17/2013 5:28:09 AM PST by kristinn
BREAKING: 34 HOSTAGES AND 15 KIDNAPPERS KILLED BY AIR STRIKES BY ALGERIAN ARMY - ANI NEWS AGENCY
(Previous) UPDATE - Twenty-five hostages escape Algeria siege - source
ALGIERS - Twenty-five foreign hostages, including two Japanese, escaped from the siege of a gas plant deep in the Algerian desert on Thursday, an Algerian security source said.
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Breaking. Some of them MAY have escaped. If so, they are a lucky bunch for sure.
There are reports that some Americans are among those who escaped.
Well think about it. If you knew Obama was running the show back here, would you wait around for a rescue?
"Military operation under way at Algerian gas installation where multiple hostages held, UK Foreign Office says"
First reports, did they escape or were they killed?
Where's Obama? Is he leading the Navy Seal raid again?
Quick, how can this be made into a Glorious Victory for our Dear Leader?
///media hacks all
Consider the source. We can hope it is wrong.
Thirty-five hostages and 15 of their captors were killed in Algeria on Jan. 17 as they tried to move from one location to another at the facility where the hostages are being held, Al Jazeera reported on its Twitter feed.
The Presidential “flight jacket” is always ready for circumstances like this
No idea if true or not...
So says AlGorezeera.
So far this morning I’ve seen three conflicting reports- some hostages killed but “foreigners” escaped including Americans. Other reports say ALL hostages dead and the headline on DRUDGE at the moment asks “Where Are The Americans”?
My guess is obama did NOT want a hostage situation to distract from installing his leftist agenda and gave green light for the op. If it fails he blames them. If it succeeds he claims credit for plannimg it and assisting the algerians etc. Obama doesn’t care if they are dead or alive. He just wants it to go away.
Yep, get those troubling reports through the news cycle quickly, so he doesn’t have to think about them when he gives his inaugural address and state of the union coming up. That way he can freely talk about how he has single-handedly brought us gun reforms, immigration reforms, gay/lesbian reforms, etc., the list goes on and on.
A local source has told Reuters that six foreign hostages and eight rebels were killed in the Algerian strike on the gas complex. Again, we cannot confirm this.
According to Mauritania’s ANI news agency, a spokesperson for the kidnappers says that seven western hostages are still alive: three Belgians, two Americans, one Japanese and one Briton.
We cannot verify this.
The spokesperson urged the oil company to intervene to treat the injured hostages, according to ANI.
Updated 9m ago
An unspecified number of hostages escaped from Islamist militants in southern Algeria, the BBC reported Jan. 17, citing Algerian security officials. One official told AP that at least 20 foreigners, including Americans and Europeans, had escaped. Algeria’s private Ennahar TV said 15 foreigners escaped, while another security source told Reuters the total was 25
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