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Siege leader warned Algerian army he’d kill hostages

This image released on January 18, 2013 by the SITE Intelligence Group and credited to the ANI Mauritanian news agency shows Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, a Nigerian fighter close to al-Mulathameen Brigade leader Moktar Belmoktar. Al-Nigeri is man reprotedly leading the hostage-taking operation at the BP oil facility in In Aménas, Algeria, according to  the press release from SITE.     AFP PHOTO / SITE Intelligence Group / ANI

The apparent leader of a commando group that took hundreds of gas workers hostage in Algeria warned in a recording broadcast Saturday that he would blow them up if the army got too close.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Official: Gadhafi’s son ‘en route’ to Niger city

CAUGHT AT CHECK POINT. Police officer checks the convoy of four land cruiser jeeps believed to be carrying Al-Saadi Gadhafi, at the police check point in Niamey, Niger, Monday, Sept, 12. 2011. A convoy carrying ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi has crossed into neighboring Niger, a government spokesman for Niger's government said Sunday, the latest high profile former regime figure to flee to the landlocked African nation. AP Photo/Sunday Alamba

Moammar Gadhafi’s playboy son, known for his love of fast cars, soccer and excessive partying, slipped into Niger over the weekend and began making his way Monday to the capital, a Niger government official said.

Posted: September 13th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »