It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Foreigners held hostage by militants (Al-Qaeda side) in Algeria in a huge gas facility

page: 1

log in


posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:45 PM
Hello to all ATS users!

I didn't find any report on this here on ATS and I think it's a very serious situation :

Islamist militants have attacked and occupied a gas facility in Algeria, killing a Briton and an Algerian and taking foreign workers hostage.

Norwegian, French, British, US and Japanese citizens are among them.

The attackers was repelled by police who had been escorting the bus, but a Briton and an Algerian national had been killed, he said. Two other British nationals, a Norwegian, two police officers and a security guard were also hurt in the firefight, he added.

Spokesmen for two groups believed to be led by Belmokhtar - the Khaled Abu al-Abbas Brigade and the Signed-in Blood Battalion - said they were behind the incident.

The latter told Mauritania's ANI news agency that it had taken more than 40 hostages, including seven Americans, two French citizens and two British citizens.

One of the workers told AFP news agency by telephone that the militants were demanding the release of 100 Islamists detained in Algeria.

Another worker told France's Le Figaro newspaper that the captors had mined the facility and demanded food, water and vehicles.

"We are holding the Algerian and French governments, and the hostages' countries, entirely responsible for their slowness in satisfying our demands, foremost of which is an immediate halt to the aggression against our brothers in Mali"

It seems that's the first domino of a risky and bloody war has just been knocked down...

Source :
edit on 16-1-2013 by Bennogob because: Source

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:49 PM

Originally posted by Bennogob
I didn't find any report on this here on ATS

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:53 PM
Ok sorry I didn't search enough....Mods you can close thanks!

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:55 PM
reply to post by Bennogob

there is no AL-Qaeda.

that is slang for "Database" ..

as the CIA Data base..

deny ignorance..

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 07:10 PM
reply to post by alfa1

Micro mod much?

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 07:11 PM
reply to post by reeferman

Yes there is.

Like it or not.

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:12 PM
Condemn Al-Qaeda in most countries, Show our support for them in others, I cant help but think we are bringing these incidents on ourselves and we shouldn't expect anything less than what has happened. The double standards are unbelievable.. I wouldn't be to worried about this though, the French will just slaughter another 800,000 and hide the proof from the public if it comes down to it.
edit on 16-1-2013 by DarknStormy because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Originally posted by winofiend
reply to post by reeferman

Yes there is.

Like it or not.

sorry to inform you...

but the FBI was not looking for Bin Laden in connection with 911.

Dick Cheney himself said "they never argued the case" that he was wanted.

So.. if your FBI & Vice President did not care to find him for the "attacks" on 911

then he can not be the leader of the group labeled "the base" who they say

perpetrated said attacks.

its always been a fairy tale.

posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 05:03 AM
A family friend was one of the survivors of this, I haven't spoke to him yet since his return to the UK, but I am going to get his version of events as soon as I can.

top topics


log in