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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:34 AM

 

Islamists Attack Algerian Gas Field and Kidnap Foreigners

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Source: New York Times

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked a gas production field in southern Algeria on Wednesday, kidnapping at least nine foreigners and killing two people including a French national during a dawn raid, local and company officials said.

The raid, claimed by an al Qaeda affiliate, came after Islamists had vowed to retaliate for France's military intervention in Mali, where its forces have been in action against al Qaeda-linked militants since last week.

The attack also raised fears that the French action could prompt further Islamist revenge attacks on Western targets in Africa, where al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operates across borders in the Sahara desert, and in Europe.

The al Qaeda group said it had carried out Wednesday's raid on the In Amenas facility in Algeria, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/01/16/world/africa/16reuters-algeria-kidnap.html?hp



The Mali invasion is already backfiring.

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Welcome_hubby Jan 2013 OP
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #1
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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #3
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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:02 AM

1. Duplicate LBN

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:15 AM

2. it's not a duplicate. The Reuters article did not report two deaths

 

The NYT does that, because it has new, important information about what happened.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:25 AM

3. Updates count as duplicates

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:37 AM

4. Give me the link to the guidelines on duplicates

 

So I can see where you found that info. Does hugely important information (deaths) added to barely no info count as an 'update' or a new thread?

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:40 AM

5. duplicate topic

please repost this in the previous LBN thread about this topic
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014370264

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