Stephen McFaul, Irishman held in Algeria kidnapping, had explosives tied to his neck
McFaul escapes a “volatile” situation in Algeria
The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron has been in contact with French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama about the still developing situation, as each nation has hostages at the Algerian oil field.
The hostage situation began in the early hours of Wednesday morning at In Amenas, at a joint-venture operated oil-field, owned in part by oil company BP. McFaul was one of a number of foreign workers at the site, and had been travelling on an Irish passport.
The Journal reports that former AQIM leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for the attack. The militants said they seized the hostages, who were known to include US, French, British, Irish, Norwegian and Japanese citizens, in retaliation for the French military intervention in northern Mali.
In response, Algerian militants surrounded the area on Thursday to combat the kidnappers. The situation is still ongoing, and many public officials are reluctant to speak either due to lack of information or the “volatile” nature of the incident.
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- A Magdalene Laundry US adoptee who holds...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
- Families as well as Catholic Church and governm
- Baby dies in horror birth at Belfast hospital...
- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
- Sarah Palin is saving Christmas
You should hear in the USA the right wng extremists calling Nelson Mandela all kinds of names and insults...........Why because he is black. These riVirginia governor slammed by doctor over plain cigarette pack rejection
YOur welcome to smoke - and take a decade off you life from lung cancer, throat cancer, nicotine scaring the arteries which provides places where plaAn open letter in strong defence of capitalism to Pope Francis
I'm not caht but he's a great guy, especially compared to his past extremist right wing German pope As for capitalism, in the USA, the gap between thGay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay bigots
I've dealt with these kind of people, typically evangelists / southern baptists /born agains To put it simply they believe that every word in the bib