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Posted by Fred 2013-01-17 13:36||
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File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa
#1 apparently Western Gov't were not consulted. but in the end I think it's smart that the Algerian forces moved quickly on this incident. the more time the terrorists had to secure their strategy and move hostages to a new location - the more publicity they would get and more psychological shock on the hostages. Get it over fast ... good motto for the Sahara.
Posted by Raider 2013-01-17 14:29||
#2 Regardless of the outcome, good on Algeria. Don't give AQ ANY oxygen.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2013-01-17 15:45||
#3 Learned quite a lot from the inland commentary.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-17 16:01||
#4 For anyone who is interested
Info on the most advanced Algerian attack helicopters - Mi- 28
they started receiving them in 2012.
before this they were using the MI-25 an export of the Russian Mi-24 .
Posted by linker 2013-01-17 20:53||