Skip to comments.Report: 34 hostages and 15 kidnappers killed (Algerian airstrike)
Posted on 01/17/2013 6:38:18 AM PST by Libloather
NOUAKCHOTT Thirty-four hostages and 15 of their al-Qaida-linked kidnappers were killed Thursday in an air strike by the Algerian armed forces, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported, citing one of the kidnappers holding captives at a desert gas field.
It was not immediately possible to independently verify the information from the agency, which has close contact with the group that has claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping, reportedly in retaliation for France's military intervention in neighboring Mali.
ANI reported that the spokesman for the kidnappers said they would kill the rest of their captives if the army approached.
A local resident said there were many bodies at the site.He did not give firm numbers of the dead or say whether they were kidnappers, hostages or both.
Qatar-based Al Jazeera television carried a similar report. Those details could not be immediately confirmed.
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Guess it wasn’t what we refer to as a surgical strike.
That's the only message that will prevent future kidnappings.
Did someone make a call to say "make this go away" ASAP? Did Algeria just act in this large and messy of a fashion unilaterally?
Moral of the story: If you want to make a lot of money in the oil field business, go to North Dakota. It’s a lot colder there, but your odds of survival are greater. (Barry is not likely to bomb you, either.)
34 innocent human beings killed. 15 worms dead.
The Algerians were trained by the French , just saying...
The U.S. used to have a strict policy against negotiating with kidnappers because it was believed that doing so would encourage kidnappings. We used to be right.
“(Barry is not likely to bomb you, either.)”
You’re sure of that?
I am hoping to hear from Netanayu in Israel demanding why such disproportionate force was used against the poor Jihadists. He should asked for the Algerian president and the French one to be dragged to the tribunal in the Hague for war crimes.
Amazing when france kill jihadists 6000 km away from their bordres the woorld applaud, when Israel hurt a plaestinian 1 km away from their borders the world goes wild with rage.
Lets hope president Holland of France finds himself on his one and that it becomes a long battle.
Holland fiinds himself on his own...not one.Sorry.
If that is true...it takes away the “problem” of American hostages for nobama. Back to the golf course...or maybe another vacay????
Obama is President? Not a word. In fact, the entire left wing is crossing it's finger just hoping this goes away quickly and quietly so as not to damage Obama.
May encourage future hostages to fight to the death, seeing as they have nothing to lose.
The policy changed when we found out that countries with whom we wish to curry favor harbor uncivilized savages.
Hillary Clinton suffers another concussion....can’t remember S**T. Obama unavailable for comment (golfing).
Film at 11.