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Thursday, January 17, 2013

American Kidnappings In Algeria A 'Terrorist Attack,' Says Panetta

The kidnapping of several U.S. citizens in Algeria on Wednesday was clearly a "terrorist attack" by al-Qaeda affiliated extremist groups in the region, in possible retaliation for the ongoing French counterterrorism offensive in West Africa, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

The Americans were among the nearly 400 hostages taken after gunmen stormed a BP-operated oil field located near Algeria's border with Libya. Members of Islamic militant "Masked Brigade" and the "Signers in Blood," claimed responsibility for the raid. 



Anonymous said...

Are they sure it's a terrorist attack or is it a spontaneous reaction to a video?

Anonymous said...

Better call in Susan "Liar" Rice for the media rounds on how Obama rescued the Americans this time. She was so convincing about the video last time.