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2013-01-17 Africa North
Algeria Hostages' Fate Uncertain
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-17 13:36|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6503 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa 

#1 apparently Western Gov't were not consulted. but in the end I think it's smart that the Algerian forces moved quickly on this incident. the more time the terrorists had to secure their strategy and move hostages to a new location - the more publicity they would get and more psychological shock on the hostages. Get it over fast ... good motto for the Sahara.
Posted by Raider 2013-01-17 14:29||   2013-01-17 14:29|| Front Page Top

#2 Regardless of the outcome, good on Algeria. Don't give AQ ANY oxygen.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2013-01-17 15:45||   2013-01-17 15:45|| Front Page Top

#3 Learned quite a lot from the inland commentary.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-17 16:01||   2013-01-17 16:01|| Front Page Top

#4 For anyone who is interested
Info on the most advanced Algerian attack helicopters -
Mi- 28
they started receiving them in 2012.
before this they were using the MI-25 an export of the Russian Mi-24 .

Posted by linker 2013-01-17 20:53||   2013-01-17 20:53|| Front Page Top

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