Algeria desert siege OPENED
Algeria ends desert siege?
Mokhtar Belmokhtar, leader of the terrorists,
claims 41 hostages.
Algeria military makes an emergency call.
The terrorists were leaving the compound
with the hostages to go to another country.
They loaded the hostages with explosives
tied around their necks into 5 jeeps and were
moving off the compound when Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a veteran of Afghanistan in the 1980s and Algeria's bloody civil war of the 1990s
ordered his troops to intercept and stop
the hostages from being moved. There may
not have been time to notify anyone.
4 of their jeeps exploded cause unknown at
this time, may have been from explosives
around the hostages necks.
Some hostages still missing.
Updates to follow.