Interdasting...for a number of reasons. That is all.
Evan Kohlman reports the hostage takers have released information on the nationalities and fate of some of their number...The information comes from ANI, a news organization in neighboring Mali who has been in contact with the group responsible...
"Insider sources" have reportedly told ANI that the leader of the "Desert Sons for Islamic Justice Movement", a faction based in southern Algeria, named Lamin Beshanab (aka. al-Tahir) was killed during the attempt by the Algerian army to liberate a number of Western hostages.
Killed with him were a number of kidnappers including the leader of the group "Abu al-Baraa al-Jazaeri", and the Mauritanian Abdullah Oul Ehmidah, aka. al-Zarqawi. Sources also allegedly "unveiled the nationalities of its elements who participate in the operation, and they are from Algeria, Egypt, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and Canada."
"Breaking: Ottawa aware of report Cdn may be hostage-taker in Algeria."
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