Skip to comments.Nairobi shopping mall attack: siege live
Posted on 09/22/2013 9:55:25 AM PDT by fella
17.35 The two French victims who lost their lives were a mother and daughter who were executed in the car park, the French minister in charge of nationals living abroad said.
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I object to the use of the term executed being used to cover cold blooded murder.
There was a children’s cooking event at the mall so it was filled with parents and their kids. There was a TV crew from Master Chef Junior filming it.
Yes, I haven’t heard how many of the dead or wounded are children.
Also BBC has live link.
Trade them one Kenyan in denial for any hostages.
18.20 ”We fear the death toll could be much, much higher than what we have, judging from the bodies sighted inside,” a police officer is quoted by AFP as saying.
18.17 Al-Shabaab has spoken to Channel 4, telling them all Britons in Kenya are legitimate targets.
I don’t know. Some places I’ve been, my greatest concern was being taken hostage, and placed in greater danger by the local cowboys who had a reputation for ending standoffs quickly. It didn’t matter if hostages were killed in the process. Their emphasis was on ending it, and going home early. “Kill ‘em all! Let God sort ‘em out!”
Israel 24 English
How long did that Philippines situation last? Has it been resolved?
Philippines to charge rebel leader
(2 week seige)
Them Kenyans are bearing some pretty pricey arms.
Thanks for the English- the language they’re speaking on the other one is lovely sounding- but I don’t understand it!
This is a nightmare- just read on twitter these guys are in a bulletproof room.
When the Kenyan President was speaking he did it in english or close to it
Death toll now at 68, 175 wounded.
May rise as mall not cleared yet.
Per #westgate twitter:
Stanley Wabomba @wastano 3m UPDATE: @KenyaRedCross says nine more bodies recovered; #Westgate death toll rises to 68
Not yet complete, but note the second quote about the Filpino President's actions!
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AFP) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Sunday flew out of a major southern city where troops are fighting Muslim rebels, saying he expects the deadly battles to be over soon."I believe this will wind down within the day," he said before boarding a jet that flew him out of Zamboanga, where thousands of elite troops have been fighting Moro National Liberation Front(MNLF) gunmen for two weeks. ...
... Aquino flew to the area on September 13 to take direct command of operations, vowing not to leave until the gunmen are pushed back out of the city.Military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Ramon Zagala said the armed forces backed their commander-in-chief Aquino's latest pronouncement."The armed forces support the president's statement that this is almost over," Zagala told AFP."We will work hard to finish this soonest." He said about 4,500 soldiers remained in the city to clear it of guerrillas after two weeks of deadly street battles that left hundreds dead or injured.More than 10,000 houses were set on fire and 111,000 civilian residents fled the street battles, according to the civil defence office in Manila. ...
Yup. You paid for them, and the training, and spiffy uniforms.
Send in Spetsnaz.
Breaking news on rt.com “Kenyan Troops on ‘Major Assault’ to End Siege of Nairobi Shopping Mall”
Good. Maybe the Philippines will learn something and not wait 2 weeks.
“and all the uniformed ones do is wait outside.”
In full body armor hiding behind cars and armored vehicles.
Don’t worry the fresh underwear and porta-cans are on the way.
The mall is still in the hands of the terrorist after 24 hours....what do the Kenyans give a damn....the hostages are Christian.
They called in the Israelis for support so they can get as many hostages out alive as possible.
The jihadis are on a suicide mission; the hostages are not.
And further, Kenya has had very friendly relations with Israel for decades. I'd say it's better to wait and get competently trained/equipped soldiers than to storm it and ensure the death of the hostages.
Sounds like damn is given.
He went to Amherst College in Mass.
Lets give support to the Kenyan forces, who are doing a very hard and brutal job in order to end this carnage.