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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:41 PM

Americans among 20 hostages seized in Algeria

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Source: Washington Post

Islamist militants seized at least 20 hostages, including as many as seven Americans, at an Algerian natural gas complex Wednesday in a brazen attack linked by the assailants to France’s military intervention in neighboring Mali.

At least one foreign worker was reported killed in the early morning assault on the vast In Amenas gas field near Algeria’s eastern border with Libya. The attack, attributed to a unit of al-Qaeda’s offshoot in North Africa, raised concerns about a broadening of Mali’s civil war five days after French forces joined the country’s fight against Islamist insurgents.

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Militants claiming to belong to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said they seized the hostages to punish Algeria for letting France use its airspace to launch strikes and support operations in Mali. The group said it would free the detainees only after France ceased all military involvement in Mali.


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question everything Jan 2013 OP
Hulk Jan 2013 #1
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:29 AM

1. Just a thought...

How about the oil companies they work for hire "blackwater" to go in and get them out; and we keep our federal government OUT of this one?? Just a thought.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:14 AM

2. The oil and gas companies should have pulled out employees soon as France started attacks

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:23 AM

3. Duplicate topic

Please post news and updates in this previous thread on LBN:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014370264

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