Algerian Hostage Crisis

In response to French actions in Mali, Algerian affiliates of Al Qeda seized a large number of Algerian and foreign hostages at an oil production facility, among them, reportedly as many as seven American citizens.

The Algerian forces staged a raid to kill the terrorists and free the hostages. Numbers are all over the place, but what is clear so far is that, no matter how many hostages escaped, and terrorists were killed, the core of the terror cell still holds hostages, and many innocents were killed.

I think when they watched Speed and heard “shoot the hostage…” the Algerians took it a bit too literally.