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Algerian Update: Attack Was Inside Job, Weapons Came from Libya

Commentary Update:   The UK Telegraph reported today,  that “up to five of the al Qaeda-linked Islamists who carried out the most spectacular and bloody hostage situation in recent years were employees of the gas plant.” One of the co-workers turned

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Eye Witness Report: Terrorists in Algeria: “We’re Only After the Christians”

Editor’s Commentary:  As the dust begins to settle at the Tiguentourine gas complex, 40 km from the city of In Amenas in eastern Algeria, the clean-up is just beginning. At last count, at least 23 hostages and 32 of the

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Algeria: Story Still Unfolding, Number of Casualties Still Unknown

As the story in Algeria continues to unfold, it has become clear that initial reports greatly underestimated the situation. According to the latest news coming out of the area, the number of hostages seized was far greater than first reported,

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Algeria: 34 Hostages, 15 Terrorists Killed in Botched Rescue Attempt

In case anyone still doubts that al Qaeda is alive and well, the spreading terrorism across northern Africa and the Middle East should put that doubt to rest. The most recent attack against civilians working at the In Amenas gas

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Al Qaeda seizes BP Gas Field, Takes 41 Hostages, Including Seven Americans

The latest action by al Qaeda in northern Mali was against BP’s Ain Amenas gas field  in neighboring Algeria. The attack once again demonstrates that al Qaeda is not only alive and well, that they are developing franchises throughout the

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Fatah: Oslo Accords Will End After UN Bid

The Oslo Accords between the PLO and Israel will cease to exist the day after the UN votes in favor of upgrading the status of a Palestinian state to non-member, Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, was quoted

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