January 18, 2013
Algerian Tactics Recall Russian Disasters
Max Boot, Contentions
Reports out of Algeria are still sketchy but it appears that Algerian security forces attacked the Islamist group holding hostages at a gas plant near the Libyan border—and in the process killed a number of hostages along with hostage-takers.
This is not exactly how the United States, Britain, Israel, France or other Western nations would approach a hostage crisis.
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