AQIM Offer to Swap Hostages

Abu Unsure January 20, 2013 2

Al Qaeda-linked kidnappers who took hundreds of people hostage at a gas plant in Algeria have offered to swap U.S. captives for two militants jailed in the United States, Mauritanian news agency ANI reported.

They named the militants they want freed as Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui and Egyptian Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as “The Blind Sheikh”, ANI reported, citing the group’s spokesman. The report did not say how many U.S. hostages were being held. (Reporting by Laurent Prier in Nouakchott and Sami Aboudi in Dubai; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel Flynn and Robin Pomeroy)

Source: Reuters


  1. Abu Maryam January 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm Reply Tweet

    A multinational operation, one that Algeria struggles to handle. http://t.co/z0bPvwuL

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  2. Bintfulaan January 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm Reply Tweet

    SubhaanAllaah. Just when I felt we  had forgotten about Aafia Siddiqui. I The ummah is rising. 

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