Algeria Hostages Death Toll: 25 Bodies Found In Gas Facility

Algeria Hostages Death Toll: 25 Bodies Found In Gas Facility.

The situation gets grimmer and grimmer for the hostage’s families at the gas facility in Algeria. Sunday, Algeria is expecting heavy hostage causalities after ending the desert siege of the gas facility,while the west warned against criticizing the tactics used by their ally in the struggle against militants across the Sahara. The Algerian minister acknowledge that 25 bodies had been found in the gas plant after the assault against the militants had been carried out and a majority of the bodies were not due to the assault but due to the hostage takers actions prior to the assault. France and Britain are playing sown the assault in the complex simply because Algeria is the main military power in the Sahara region, but some western governments were frustrated about not being informed of the Algerian authorities’ plan. France especially needs close cooperation with Algeria since Algeria is aiding them in the war with Mali and the al Qaeda linked insurgents i.e. Algeria shutting down the border with Mali, letting french warplanes fly over Algeria, etc. The Algeria Interior Ministry had said on Saturday 23 hostages and 32 militants were killed in the assault and 107 foreign hostages and 685 Algerian hostages freed. The militants themselves were six different nationalities and among the dead was their leader, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, a Nigerian close to the al Qaeda linked commander who is the mastermind behind the raid. One American confirmed dead, Statoil said five of their workers were still missing all Norwegian nationals, and Japanese as well as American workers were still unaccounted for. Algerian officials believe that the insurgents might have had help from Algerians employed at the site making it easier for them to take over the facility raising questions over the country’s outwardly tough security measures.

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