Skip to comments.Seven hostages, 11 kidnappers killed during ‘final assault’ on Algerian gas plant – state news
Posted on 01/19/2013 7:26:14 AM PST by Perdogg
The 'final assault' by Algerian troops on a gas plant seized by militants has resulted in the deaths of seven hostages and 11 kidnappers. The militants reportedly summarily executed their captives as troops tried to free them.
"It is over now, the assault is over, and the military are inside the plant clearing it of mines," Reuters quoted a local source as saying.
Earlier, the militants reportedly made demands and threatened to kill the captives if their ultimatum was not met.
The militant group behind the attack, The Battalion of Blood, initially said that the hostages were nationals of Great Britain, Japan, the US and Norway, Mauritanian news agency Akhbar reported citing the militants' commander.
The identity of the hostages killed has not been revealed.
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Just more Arab Spring still springing folks.
Nothing inmportant to see here - just keep moving along.
If only they had banned guns there, this would never have happened!/sarc of course
More ‘bumps’ on Obama’s road.
Shortly we will have Panetta saying condition ‘not optimal, Hillary ‘blood not on our hands’ [both she and Biden too busy dudging bullets].
But be thankful that OBL is dead and AQ on the run!!! you ungrateful crowd.
Is that 7 hostages killed in addition to the previous 30 or so hostages that were reportedly killed? If so, I guess the moral to the story is don’t get taken hostage in Algeria because if the hostage-takers don’t kill you then chances are good the rescuers will.
They will never try that $hit again.
yes this is “the final” assault.
No connection with Benghazi, either. It’s just a workplace incident.
Why couldn’t the US have mounted a raid with our highly trained forces like Seal Team 6 or Delta Force instead of leaving the lives of US citizens in the hands of a bumbling Algerian security force? US citizens abroad are now prime targets since the terrorists know the US will do nothing. Another example of Obama’s indecision and leading from behind.
The final assault was happening too fast, no wonder we kept hearing Obama & Co begging more time for negotiation.
At least Obama was ‘saved’ from the humiliation (for US citiznes) of handing the blind sheik and the Pakistani over.
Too busy trying to gun grab in US to comment...if he did comment, please let me know.
One American killed in hostage is from Texas.
What YOOOOOO said!
Just keep trying to disarm American citizens by denying 2nd Amendment.
Almost as good as Waco...........
infected with mono-gono-sypho clap that is infectious to Islamists and Islamists only. Include a load of infected bedbugs to go along for the ride.
It’s inaugeration weekend...parties galore for the first couple. Hillary can speak since she had lots of time off relaxing in the hospital.
Remember, our President deserves his lengthy vacations and parties as the work load has made him grey...
I was thinking of a homing beacon (like the one on Mellenium Falcon to track teh rebel base....)
When they have a huge celebration of his release, then Ka-Boom.
Strap a ham on him and say if you want him, come get him.
If hams are outlawed, only the outlaws will have hams.
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