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Hostage Crisis Ends In Bloodshed 23 Hostages, 32 Militants Killed

Arab Times Kuwait English Daily -- ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan 19, (Agencies): In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 23 hostages dead and killed all 32 militants involved, the Algerian government said.
With few details emerging from the remote site in eastern Algeria, it was unclear whether anyone was rescued in the final operation, but the number of hostages killed on Saturday — seven — was how many the militants had said that morning they still had. The government described the toll as provisional and some foreigners remain unaccounted for.

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The siege at Ain Amenas transfixed the world after radical Islamists linked to al-Qaeda stormed the complex, which contained hundreds of plant workers...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:54:39 AM

nothing gained, Chris. At least not for the US (oh wait, AIM was dealt a blow?)
Chris46
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:27:58 PM

That's a shame! And what was gained?
PCWHIZ
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 3:17:31 PM

Sad to hear about the hostages.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:44:57 AM

The price of Mideast Oil...
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:27:06 AM

bad news
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:59:00 AM

Terrorism is not justified.
frostyWV
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:53:37 AM

sad news for the hostages.
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:53:11 AM

So much hatred in the world.
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:52:46 AM

The Middle East is out of control.
CiVX
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:51:38 AM

Glad I work at home
yyc2yow
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:49:02 AM

the world is so crazy
Aserdaten
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:48:14 AM

A shame that the militants were at least indirectly responsible for the death of all those innocent hostages. Unfortunately there will be just as many or more militants there to replace the 32; death seems to mean nothing to them as they go about their fanatical business.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:46:23 AM

sad news.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:45:28 AM

I think I will stay here in Florida, USA.
pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:44:37 AM

And that is not the total What a waste of life
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:44:18 AM

final hostage numbers unfortunately will be higher
10k
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:43:34 AM

no negotiations ??..hey, sounds good to me-if extremists are that stupid, kill 'em all, and eventually they might get the idea..it's a shame even one hostage died, but how many do y'all think an extremist group was gonna let live anyway ??..
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:43:13 AM

Tragic event indeed
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:40:53 AM

It's a shame the hostages and workers are dead. Don't care about the militants. They can die!
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:39:47 AM

Unfortunate for everyone involved.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:37:54 AM

Holy sh!#!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:36:29 AM

yikes
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:36:08 AM

too bad people died but the government meant business and they definitely proved it.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:35:22 AM

not good...
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:32:46 AM

I agree with snky2k. "peaceful Muslim" countries is a oxymoron though.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:32:32 AM

Don't negotiate with terrorists--just out 'em.
silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:31:30 AM

Yea this is sad.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:28:45 AM

snky2k says it best.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:28:10 AM

Very, very sad, but a message has been sent..."NO NEGOTIATING"
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:27:30 AM

When will the political powers realize you can't deal with terrorists.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:27:03 AM

someday this war's gonna end...
jdevlin
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:26:57 AM

They haven't cleared the whole place yet. They are still finding bodies.
medic319
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:26:10 AM

Sad that the hostages died. I don't feel a bit bad that the hostage takers all died.
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:25:18 AM

It's a shame it came to this, but they started killing and weren't going to give up
snky2k
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:24:19 AM

I'd never go to one of those "peaceful Muslim" countries.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:24:16 AM

Sad.
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:24:14 AM

They shouldn't have been messin' with gas to start wth...
jtfftj
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:21:27 AM

This had to be the result when the Militants started killing hostages. Too bad the loss of life was so high among the hostages.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:20:15 AM

lets all try to live in peace
swepson
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:19:20 AM

I don't understand a mind that believes they need to prove themselves superior by killing innocents.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:19:05 AM

old news
FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:18:32 AM

Sad for the victims.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:18:30 AM

So sad.
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:16:30 AM

They should not have had all those evil guns. And magazines.
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:14:39 AM

Sad.
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:14:03 AM

Sad ending. This is part of the risk working there.
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:13:58 AM

You cannot negotiate with terrorists.
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:12:37 AM

at least they killed all of the militants.
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:12:37 AM

Sad and sorry about the loss of innocents.

Nothing to do with gas prices however.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:12:28 AM

more results from violence.
iamforiu
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:12:09 AM

wow
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