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´We´re free!´ Four British
hostages tell Algerian television
they escaped Al Qaeda but
12 feared dead or injured
in bungled refinery rescue raid

Daily Mail[UK], by David Williams*

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/18/2013 11:23:58 AM

Four British hostages have appeared on Algerian state television after they were freed from the oil refinery where up to 12 others are feared dead or injured after a bungled rescue mission. The men looked well and praised the operation by Algerian forces, saying:´I think they did a fantastic job. I was very impressed with the Algerian army. It was a very exciting episode. I feel sorry for anybody who has been hurt but, other than that, I enjoyed it´. It is not known if they were coerced. David Cameron has sent in special forces and specialist hostage negotiators

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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 1/18/2013 11:35:44 AM     (No. 9124367)

I wish they´d stop calling this a bungled raid. The Algerians did what they thought best. They freed most of the hostages. Almost all of the terrorists are dead. What else do these people think could have been done. When hostages are forced to wear suicide vests something bad is going to happen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/18/2013 12:01:06 PM     (No. 9124448)

Amen, Amen #1! The sneering media trying to cover for OUR inaction by insulting the Algerians is pathetic!!!! At least they tried. This is WAR - at least the Algerians get that. The U.S. (Obama) has no room to criticize!!

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