HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Algeria says 37 foreigne...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:23 AM

Algeria says 37 foreigners die in siege led by Canadian

Last edited Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:10 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A total of 37 foreign workers died at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing after a hostage crisis coordinated by a Canadian, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday.

Sellal also said that 29 Islamists had been killed in the siege, which Algerian forces ended by storming the plant, and three had been captured alive.

Earlier an Algerian security source told Reuters that documents found on the bodies of two militants had identified them as Canadians, as special forces scoured the plant following Saturday's bloody end to the siege.

"A Canadian was among the militants. He was coordinating the attack," Sellal told a news conference, adding that the raiders had threatened to blow up the gas installation.

The Canadian's name was given only as Chedad.

edited from earlier to reflect changes in Reuters own link.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/21/uk-sahara-crisis-idUKBRE90F1K220130121



They'd already found at least one French one. Seems to have been a mixed batch.

11 replies, 1857 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply Algeria says 37 foreigners die in siege led by Canadian (Original post)
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
bemildred Jan 2013 #1
RILib Jan 2013 #10
bemildred Jan 2013 #11
L0oniX Jan 2013 #2
formercia Jan 2013 #3
Bucky Jan 2013 #9
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #4
Kolesar Jan 2013 #5
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #7
Enrique Jan 2013 #6
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #8

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:36 AM

1. Resource extraction in the desert there just got a lot more expensive.

And you can tell that they were doing it on the cheap. No defenses at all, and everybody knew Ghaddaffi's weapons were floating around nearby.

This is so old school, the "kill them all God will know his own" attitude, but it fits the objective.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bemildred (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:46 PM

10. Clinton's weapons

 

That's what she unleashed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RILib (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:49 PM

11. Nice hijack. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:57 AM

2. We need to attack Canada right now ...and Sid needs to be sent to Guantanamo. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:54 AM

3. They probably ran out of Beer

with no resupply in the foreseeable Future.

No more Poutine for you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:21 PM

9. Not the right time

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:58 AM

4. Reuters now saying he coordinated the jihadists.

OP edited to reflect Reuters changes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:21 PM

5. thanks for the update...eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kolesar (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:24 PM

7. More here

Who was the white jihadi? Algerian forces find 'two Canadians and at least one Frenchman' among bodies of gas plant gunmen.

Westerners including two Canadians and possibly a Frenchman were among the Al Qaeda terrorists responsible for the bloody Algerian hostage crisis, it was claimed today.

Algerian special forces discovered the bodies at the In Amenas facility, where the hostage death toll was thought to have risen to at least 57 today, including up to six Britons.

At least 35 heavily armed Al Qaeda operatives were killed, while five were today being interrogated by officials in the North African country.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265518/Algeria-crisis-Algerian-forces-Canadians-Frenchman-bodies-gas-plant-gunmen.html#ixzz2IdEOyrGe

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:23 PM

6. hoser n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:53 PM

8. Do we know how many Americans were killed yet?

This seems to be awfully slow in coming out...and it seems almost as if it's dropped down the memory hole already.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread