Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    9:06 AM

GasBuddy News Article

62
votes
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.

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


Read the Full Article

Submitted Jan 20, 2013 By: NOTSOGRN
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Hostage Crisis Ends In Bloodshed 23 Hostages, 32 Militants Killed Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:21,479
Points:1,947,740
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:54:39 AM

nothing gained, Chris. At least not for the US (oh wait, AIM was dealt a blow?)
Profile Pic
Chris46
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:31,513
Points:2,410,070
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 9:27:58 PM

That's a shame! And what was gained?
Profile Pic
PCWHIZ
All-Star Author Denver

Posts:910
Points:705,840
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:17:31 PM

Sad to hear about the hostages.
Profile Pic
rwsb30
All-Star Author Dayton

Posts:623
Points:122,185
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:44:57 PM

The price of Mideast Oil...
Profile Pic
VikingWoman
Champion Author Washington

Posts:3,093
Points:580,795
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:27:06 PM

bad news
Profile Pic
TIGERPAW46
Champion Author Florida

Posts:8,790
Points:1,680,700
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:59:00 PM

Terrorism is not justified.
Profile Pic
frostyWV
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:2,340
Points:521,130
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:53:37 PM

sad news for the hostages.
Profile Pic
Vette1967
Champion Author Albany

Posts:7,649
Points:1,613,745
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:53:11 PM

So much hatred in the world.
Profile Pic
BobD2009
Champion Author Long Island

Posts:8,679
Points:1,575,710
Joined:Apr 2009
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:52:46 PM

The Middle East is out of control.
Profile Pic
CiVX
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:8,508
Points:1,676,330
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:51:38 PM

Glad I work at home
Profile Pic
yyc2yow
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:1,037
Points:650,705
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:49:02 PM

the world is so crazy
Profile Pic
Aserdaten
Champion Author Florida

Posts:4,459
Points:2,366,615
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:48:14 PM

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.
Profile Pic
heartbroken2010
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:6,020
Points:1,234,730
Joined:Aug 2010
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:46:23 PM

sad news.
Profile Pic
boatfloyd
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:3,417
Points:724,765
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:45:28 PM

I think I will stay here in Florida, USA.
Profile Pic
pricechecker08
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:9,495
Points:2,024,105
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:44:37 PM

And that is not the total What a waste of life
Profile Pic
DrCashFlow
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:8,699
Points:1,958,990
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:44:18 PM

final hostage numbers unfortunately will be higher
Profile Pic
10k
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:23,679
Points:2,591,145
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:43:34 PM

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 ??..
Profile Pic
suicyco16
All-Star Author Phoenix

Posts:635
Points:566,855
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:43:13 PM

Tragic event indeed
Profile Pic
LanguageMan1
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:14,175
Points:1,998,440
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:40:53 PM

It's a shame the hostages and workers are dead. Don't care about the militants. They can die!
Profile Pic
KrsnaDragon
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:4,016
Points:865,350
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:39:47 PM

Unfortunate for everyone involved.
Profile Pic
pgerassi
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:12,591
Points:2,468,890
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:37:54 PM

Holy sh!#!
Profile Pic
SaturnSC
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:1,516
Points:1,045,875
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:36:29 PM

yikes
Profile Pic
LostInNY
Champion Author New York

Posts:3,378
Points:983,350
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:36:08 PM

too bad people died but the government meant business and they definitely proved it.
Profile Pic
mrreferee
Champion Author Savannah

Posts:2,052
Points:850,905
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:35:22 PM

not good...
Profile Pic
ILANGE9
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:9,322
Points:1,929,590
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:32:46 PM

I agree with snky2k. "peaceful Muslim" countries is a oxymoron though.
Profile Pic
gaspumpin
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:3,035
Points:717,765
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:32:32 PM

Don't negotiate with terrorists--just out 'em.
Profile Pic
silverfoxv65
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:6,173
Points:1,565,380
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:31:30 PM

Yea this is sad.
Profile Pic
GasholeMI
Champion Author Lansing

Posts:11,678
Points:2,029,115
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:28:45 PM

snky2k says it best.
Profile Pic
ican2step
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:3,296
Points:758,375
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:28:10 PM

Very, very sad, but a message has been sent..."NO NEGOTIATING"
Profile Pic
Zonk
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:8,136
Points:2,433,040
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:27:30 PM

When will the political powers realize you can't deal with terrorists.
Profile Pic
yakstar
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:4,000
Points:807,275
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:27:03 PM

someday this war's gonna end...
Profile Pic
jdevlin
All-Star Author Ontario

Posts:811
Points:1,682,505
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:26:57 PM

They haven't cleared the whole place yet. They are still finding bodies.
Profile Pic
medic319
All-Star Author Akron

Posts:756
Points:497,300
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:26:10 PM

Sad that the hostages died. I don't feel a bit bad that the hostage takers all died.
Profile Pic
kgbellman
Champion Author Ann Arbor

Posts:4,391
Points:1,069,430
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:25:18 PM

It's a shame it came to this, but they started killing and weren't going to give up
Profile Pic
snky2k
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:2,627
Points:617,015
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:24:19 PM

I'd never go to one of those "peaceful Muslim" countries.
Profile Pic
Blue_Cruzer
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:8,894
Points:1,942,465
Joined:Mar 2007
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:24:16 PM

Sad.
Profile Pic
Bigwaynef
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:13,687
Points:2,417,510
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:24:14 PM

They shouldn't have been messin' with gas to start wth...
Profile Pic
jtfftj
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:2,491
Points:1,546,415
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:21:27 PM

This had to be the result when the Militants started killing hostages. Too bad the loss of life was so high among the hostages.
Profile Pic
CDMAuto
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:5,443
Points:1,089,190
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:20:15 PM

lets all try to live in peace
Profile Pic
swepson
Champion Author Greensboro

Posts:7,001
Points:1,854,160
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:19:20 PM

I don't understand a mind that believes they need to prove themselves superior by killing innocents.
Profile Pic
crreed1
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:3,591
Points:2,853,415
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:19:05 PM

old news
Profile Pic
FrankTA2
Champion Author New York

Posts:5,850
Points:1,426,060
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:18:32 PM

Sad for the victims.
Profile Pic
WIPACKERFAN
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:10,485
Points:2,180,230
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:18:30 PM

So sad.
Profile Pic
N5EXY
Champion Author Austin

Posts:7,201
Points:1,847,245
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:16:30 PM

They should not have had all those evil guns. And magazines.
Profile Pic
mfeldstein
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:9,742
Points:2,244,355
Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:14:39 PM

Sad.
Profile Pic
unicornpmb
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:10,177
Points:1,967,470
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:14:03 PM

Sad ending. This is part of the risk working there.
Profile Pic
jkpsr
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:5,554
Points:1,426,360
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:13:58 PM

You cannot negotiate with terrorists.
Profile Pic
Jmac2008
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:3,815
Points:1,205,820
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:12:37 PM

at least they killed all of the militants.
Profile Pic
CivicMA
Champion Author Boston

Posts:3,606
Points:870,420
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:12:37 PM

Sad and sorry about the loss of innocents.

Nothing to do with gas prices however.
Profile Pic
judgemobile
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:9,254
Points:2,782,810
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:12:28 PM

more results from violence.
Post a reply Back to Topics