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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:43:36 AM

Army kills 11 militants; seven more hostages dead - agency

* Military clearing plant of mines

* Overall toll still unclear

By Lamine Chikhi and Abdelaziz Boumzar

ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Algerian army on Saturday carried out a final assault on al Qaeda-linked gunmen holed up in a desert gas plant, killing 11 of the Islamists after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages, a local source and the state news agency said.

"It is over now, the assault is over, and the military are inside the plant clearing it of mines," a local source familiar with the operation told Reuters.

The state oil and gas company, Sonatrach, said the militants who attacked the plant on Wednesday and took a large number of hostages had booby-trapped the complex with explosives.
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 6:55:51 AM

And this is probably only just the beginning
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:18:51 AM

The price for working in Algeria is probably going up.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:02:31 PM


This will not be the end of this kind of action.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:28:02 PM

We don't negotiate either. It just takes a longer time to get around to saying so.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:21:47 PM

The musloids are really brave when their opponent is not armed.

Not surprising.

The main focus of the Koran (or Quran) is war as it glorifies a warrior.

The main focus of the Bible is Peace as it glorifies the Son of a carpenter.

The sooner the infidels and western non muslim world wake up and realize the only good non muslim to the musloids is a dead non muslim, then the sooner the situation can be resolved.

One of these days the media may start telling the truth about what is going on in Mali. The media has not been covering Mali or reporting on it for the past year or so.

[Edited by: doeslayersr at 1/19/2013 6:24:29 PM EST]
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JDchefF
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:30:02 PM

Scary what fanatics will do in the name of religion.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:50:14 PM

Just leave the oil in the ground and go home.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:46:32 PM

Sadly to say that is one of the prices of the oil & gas industry.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:44:54 PM

sad but somewhat true, humblepie.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:22:04 PM

They couldn't extort any money out of the oil folks, so they decided to blow everything & everyone to kingdom come.
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1stupedaso
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:30:00 PM

Get used to it. There will always be easier targets . Security can't be everywhere.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:28:52 PM

Very scary and Al Qaeda will be an on going problem.
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:22:36 PM

Strange, They still think gas is lifeline of industries and basic of human life. In fact, It is no more.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:00:22 PM

wipe them out
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:22:10 AM

muslims the religion of peace
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:07:02 AM

they ran the terrorist out of Libya (maybe?) now they joined other AL-Qaeda groups and are attaching Mali and Algeria.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:56:26 AM

This just goes to show that security of anything of value in the world is important. And we are nowhere near done exterminating al Qaeda.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:53:14 AM

Scary
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:50:24 AM

wow
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:47:54 AM

YOW!
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:45:09 AM

intense
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