Mali to Algeria, Islamists and Civilized
World Battle for Supremacy
Published: 17 January 2013
The deadliness in the battle between the civilized world and the Jihadists
have resulted in 81 deaths at an Algeria gas plant.
Algerian military helicopters that had attempted taking out the militants
killed more than bargained along with shooting reprisals by Algerian forces
on discovery that militants were eliminating hostages. News report said that
a good number of the foreign hostages escaped.
President Barack Obama and David Cameron attributed the cause of death
to the militants.
The hostage drama is a chain of reaction to events in Mali, where French
troops are fighting the Islamists who had conquered the north of the country
and driving toward the south for further conquest. The Islamists had taken
the foreign nationals and some Algerians hostage in demand for France to
withdraw its military operation from the embattled West African country.
The hostage taken was reported to have been masterminded by a well
known and hard fighting Jihadists who had fought in the mountainuous area
of Afghanistan and had been reported killed along with some other Jihadists
in the plant.
The effort to free Mali from the grip of Islamists is said toward ensuring they
don't turn that part of West Africa into another Afghanistan, an incubator for
terror attacks against the civilized world.
Meanwhile, there are reports of ding-dong battle from one town to another,
90 miles from Bamako, between French troops and militants.
A Reuters report says French troops have inched close to the north of Mali,
and the Islamists are melting away.