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Forum Post: Some survive Algeria gas plant hostage crisis, but fate of dozens unknown

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 18, 2013, 12:28 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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The fate of dozens of hostages seized by Islamists at a gas field in Algeria remained unclear early Friday, hours after the Algerian military stormed the site. At least six people, and perhaps many more, were killed, The Associated Press reported, and dozens were unaccounted for. Algerian state media reported Thursday evening that the military operation had ended at the remote desert facility where dozens of workers — including three Americans — had been held hostage. The Algerian government was reported as saying two Filipinos and two British hostages had been killed.

Accounts of the number of hostages and militants killed in the operation differed wildly — ranging from four to 35 — in reports from regional sources cited by The Associated Press and Reuters. Advertise | AdChoices

Among those unaccounted for were Americans, Britons, French, Norwegians, Romanians, Malaysians, Japanese and Algerians. Some of the hostages reportedly escaped from the natural gas pumping plant, near In Amenas, close to the border with Libya and 800 miles from the Algerian capital. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/17/16565069-some-survive-algeria-gas-plant-hostage-crisis-but-fate-of-dozens-unknown?lite

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28187) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Isn't this the real conflict?

CorpoRAT goal

Their image of the future

[-] 2 points by grapes (2883) 1 year ago

U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, calls for 'global response' after Algerian hostage crisis

"It will require a response that is about years, even decades, rather than months," Cameron said.

He added: "Tragically, we now know that three British nationals have been killed, and a further three are believed to be dead. And a further British resident is also dead."

The U.S. had been sticking with "domestic citizenship" handling for a while already and going towards "non-suspect citizenship" so our allies have gallantly started filling in the power vacuum. The new foreign policy model is regional stabilization backstopped by the U.S.

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