Eleven Islamists including their leader Tahar Ben Cheneb were killed during a raid on the Algerian gas plant. Thirty hostages killed. Some of the gunmen who took hundreds of hostages at the gas facility, are still holed up inside.
The hostage-taking was well planned.

Ahram Online reported:

At least 11 Islamist militants including their leader were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant to rescue dozens of hostages, an Algerian security source said.

He said two Algerians, including the group’s leader Tahar Ben Cheneb, a prominent commander in the region, were among the dead, along with three Egyptians, two Tunisians, two Libyans, a Malian and a French citizen. It was not clear whether further bodies of militants might be found now the operation is over.

He also said 30 hostages were killed, of whom the nationalities of 15 had been established. Of these, eight were Algerian and seven were foreigners, including two British, two Japanese and a French national.

Dozens of hostages are still being held by the terrorists.
Aljazeera reported:

The military says some of the gunmen who took hundreds of hostages at the gas facility, are still holed up inside.

Nine foreign nationals were released but the fate of a number of those who had been held by the fighters remains unclear.

The hostages included Algerians, as well as foreigners from at least nine countries – including the US, Britain and Japan.

At least 22 hostages are still missing – eight from Norway and 14 from Japan.

 

 

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  1. The truth about sandy hook you are not hearing on TV:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9GxXYKx_8&bpctr=1358486387

  2. The French rescued all the dead hostages….that they killed.
    Mission accomplished!

  3. Why “islamists”?

    Seriously.

    Why can’t we just say “Muslims”?

  4. This is Obama’s version of the FAILED Jimmi Carter Iranian hostage rescue…A Benghazi redux….and the news media wants to talk about a college football player’s girl friend hoax.

  5. Please don’t tell Obama until the Americans are out alive so he can take credit.

  6. Gunmen taking hundreds of hostages at Algerian Gas Plant?
    Too late eh must be 30 hostages use by Jihad Islamist kidnappers as human barrier killed in action
    Bad news only 11 Jihad Islamist kidnappers killed and confirmed 30 hostages [not 34 hostages] killed only nationalities of the 15 are known.

  7. This is one more example of the loving and peaceful muslim religion.

  8. http://gulagbound.com/36953/al-jazeera-still-promoting-gun-violence-and-terrorism/
    A major Islamist terrorist threat has emerged in Africa, and Al Jazeera is right in the middle of it, as usual. President Obama is largely AWOL, so the left-wing, socialist president of France has taken the lead and is committing military forces to stopping the threat.

    Playing a familiar role, Al Jazeera has been airing sympathetic coverage about the Muslim terrorists and running “exclusive” interviews with terrorist leaders from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), whose symbol is an AK-47 rifle and a black flag rising from the globe.

    President Obama on Wednesday held a news conference about “gun violence” in the U.S. but has been slow to do anything about the violence and terrorism that threatens Africa.

  9. Why do I feel like there’s uncertainty the numbers of dead hostages.
    http://beforeitsnews.com/international/2013/01/5-americans-escaped-20-hostages-were-killed-2450650.html

  10. Stories are already being reported (Drudge has one) that they want to exchange the hostages for the “Blind Sheik”. Rumors floated all over when Ben Ghazi erupted that it was a phony hostage/kidnap attempt so they could exchange the Ambassador for the “Blind Sheik”. Looks like the Jihadis and Obama and Shrillary are going to keep at it until they get a scenario that works.

  11. Are the Algerians actually trying to rescue the hostages? Or are they helping to kill them off? Are they afraid of what they might say if they’re rescued and questioned?

    Oh, but enough about that! Let’s talk about something really important! Some football player’s girlfriend—is she real, or isn’t she? Meanwhile, a Kardashian sister gives birth to a two-headed calf, and somebody, somewhere, says guns are very, very bad!

    America—is it real, or isn’t it?

  12. Lim Lynn, you feel there’s uncertainty, because the whole BS story changes every two minutes. There are 12 hostages—no, 20! No, thirty! One American escaped! Make that Five Americans! The hostages were killed by their kidnappers! The hostages were killed by the Algerians, attempting to “rescue” them!

    As Opaobie says, Shillery, Huma Wiener and Obama are going to try and keep the lid on this thing, until they can come up with some sort of story, and/or another “inflammatory” video they can blame the whole mess on; they’re going to try not to repeate their mistake with Benghazi, where some of the actual story did leak out (despite their best efforts.) Hence, the obsession of the press over Manti Te’o’s unreal girlfriend. Even a lot of Conservative pundits have fallen for that one! You’d think this meaningless affair was as significant as the Apocalypse!

    My money’s on Obama releasing the Blind Shiek, while trying to distract us with gun control. Hillary will plead a blod clot/concussion/nervous breakdown/amnesia and vanish, along with Huma. (I hope I’m wrong about our giving up the Shiek, but I’m afraid I’m not.)

  13. This just in! Lance Armstrong admits, not only to doping, but also to being the love child of Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend! “I think we all need to be more accepting, and more open, to the idea of real/imaginary relationships!” said Oprah, “Now—can we get a group hug?”

    President Obama played golf, and said guns are bad. Joe Biden confessed that he’s somebody’s imaginary girlfriend, trapped in real, human (at least we think) man’s body. Honey Boo-boo confessd that she feels sick after eating too many chicken nuggets. Kim, Kourtney and Koo-Koo Kardashian were seen riding firey steeds, through the streets of down L.A. “We’re becoming the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” said Kimmie, “Though, you know, there’s only like three of us, and we’re girls, not guys! We need to get some flaming swords, too. And some rilly kool shoes.” Hillary Clinton sprained her big toe, and has retired for a month, to Monte Carlo, in order to recuperate. She will not be able to testify as to anything, ever.

    Hostages? Algeria? War? How many Americans are dead? Wait, wait, this just in! Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend states that she’s real imaginary person, and, furthermore, she is not now, nor has she ever been, Joe Biden! Or Honey Boo-Boo! She may have been one of the Kardashian sisters, at one point, but she can’t recall, because she has amnesia. She will retire to Monte Carlo, along with Hillary.

    America—is it real, or is it imaginary?

  14. @Rhinestone Suderman
    What I mean was Al Jazeera source seems a bit skeptical.
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/18/algeria-al-qaeda-gunmen-tell-hostages-at-gas-plant-we-only-kill-christians-and-infidels/
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/18/report-60-foreigners-still-being-held-hostage-by-al-qaeda-militants-inside-algerian-gas-plant/
    Look at these source from weaselzippers.us who written down only 60 hostages still being taken by Jihad Islamist Kidnappers

  15. Well, yeah, Al-Jazeera would be skeptical. . .

    Me, I’m skeptical of Al-Jazeera.

    The story changes constantly. And the president has made no statements on it, I’m aware of. And no one seems to be doing anything about it.

    Guess they’re all waiting for the “shocking” Islamophobic video that supposedly sparked it all off, to get finished.

  16. Also, I don’t really see where the skepticism comes, in the two articles you link to, both at the weaselzippers site. One reports that some hostages, at least, are still being held, while terrorists still hold parts of the facility, while the other one says many Algerians were initially released, because the terrorists said they only kills infidels, and Christians.

    Doesn’t sound too skeptical.

    (And the story does seem to change constantly, which indicates to me either that nobody really knows what’s going on, or they know only too well, and are trying to think of some way they can either whitewash it, or cover it up.)

  17. If there’s uncertainty about the number of dead hostages, it’s either because nobody really knows what’s going on, or they’re lying.

    (And take Al-Jazeera with a grain of sald—if not the entire salt mine, with a fee camel thrown in, to boot!)

  18. they should of traded 0bama/biden for all those hostages…
    and then after the hostage swap… tactical nuke the whole place





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