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More Than 80 Dead Counted in Algeria Siege

The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed to at least 81 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the refinery for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured it was unclear whether they were hostages or militants, a security official said.

Algerian special forces stormed the plant on Saturday to end the four-day siege, moving in to thwart what government officials said was a plot by the Islamist militants to blow up the complex and kill all their hostages with mines sown throughout the site.

The government said after the assault that at least 32 extremists and 23 hostages were killed. Then, on Sunday, Algerian bomb squads sent in to blow up or defuse the explosives found 25 bodies, said the security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Source: CBS News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Lyle||

    Nasty, degenerate violent Islamists.

    Malians want them out, let's help them. Liberty!

  • Free Society||

    Let's help them? Like when we 'helped' Libya and militants and armed ethnic insurgents left over from that conflict became awash in Mali?

  • Lyle||

    Free Society,

    This isn't like Libya. The violent Islamists are intervening invaders spilling over from other parts of the world into Mali. You know, the parts they're getting droned to death in, etc...

    Anyway, polls show Malians want help and are glad the French are killing these guys.

    So it's liberty all the way if we choose to help them.

    Forward to Timbuktu!

  • CHAUSSURES FEMME AIR MAX 90||

    Algerian special forces stormed the plant on Saturday to end the four-day siege, moving in to thwart what government officials said was a plot by the Islamist militants to blow up the complex and kill all their hostages with mines sown throughout the sit

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