UPDATED – Algeria Raids Gas Plant Where Islamist Terrorists Hold Hostages, Many Hostages Dead or Missing

On Thursday, January 17, Algerian Special Forces raided a gas plant where an Islamist terrorist group was holding hostages. As of 11:30 EST January 18, there have been reports that approximately 30-35 hostages and 18 militants were killed during the operation. The Algerian state news agency reported that over 600 were taken hostage. The plant […]

French Intervention Brings Relief in Mali, Al-Qaeda-Linked Hostages in Algeria

PARIS. – “Vive la France !” “Welcome to the liberators!” The headlines of Malian newspapers are increasingly complementary to France, following the French intervention in Mopti and Konna. After a year of violence due to an Islamist hijaking of the Tuareg separatists’ rebellion, the Malians are relieved the conflict has subsided. Since President François Hollande […]