Al Qaeda used satellite images to pull off attack they aired in a propaganda video today.
Image from SITE Institute of an Al Qaeda attack on a Halliburton bus on December 11, 2006 in Bouchaoui, Algeria.
An Al Qaeda linked terror group in Algeria is using satellite pictures and other advanced technology in their attacks in the region.
ADN Kronos reports:
Algeria’s Salafite Group for Preaching and Compat (GSPC), a terror group that has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda, has posted a video on the internet of what it claims was its latest attack. The video, which was released on Sunday, shows the bomb attack on a bus carrying employees of a US oil company, a subsidiary of Halliburton. The attack on 10 December killed two people, an Algerian and a Lebanese, and wounded another eight, including a US citizen and a Briton.
The video showed that the militant group used satellite pictures and other advanced technology to carry out the attack.
Al Qaeda attacked the oil company bus because of its ties to Halliburton.
Gulf Times reports:
The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) video appeared to show the bus taking an exit on a highway before being hit by a roadside blast. The film seemed to have been shot from a vehicle on the opposite side of the highway.
GSPC had claimed responsibility for the December 10 attack, which killed an Algerian and a Lebanese and injured eight people, including four Britons and an American.
In a textual header on the website, the group said the attack was aimed at US energy firm Halliburton, which owned a stake in the firm that employed the oil workers – Brown Root and Condor.