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This is Fox News alerts have one American is now confirmed dead in Nigeria he is Frederick -- -- -- of Texas a -- at the natural gas complex that still at this hour is under siege.
By Islamic militants.
Is being reported that the American died of a heart attack during the attempted rescue.
Raid by the Algerian military and right now other Americans still held hostage at the natural gas plan.
But tonight there is some limited good news some US European citizens who were freed are now on their way home.
Getting hit -- released today.
Homelessness and Italy's so we all knew it was -- I'm not going to say.
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-- -- I'm going to hostage standoff we go to GR and -- are -- some Rabbani in Algeria.
Hi this is so -- -- the reports coming out of -- can't tell me what you know is going on at this natural gas site now.
Well Lou the that this think there are due to good people you know our surroundings good people were.
-- owned a gun or an event.
And and all of our peak in mid may be -- -- Hostages most of them Americans where we do as the Japanese and French.
And the -- unity through diversity and our -- the -- with them.
Door to stop and the and operation and it revealed produced these forty we the people who away.
Although our soldiers security -- opting to promote that although option.
Which using Nordisk the were using the -- and all the negotiations are going -- Between the Algerian government and because he's -- reserve mostly just tool word particularly in this -- disregard.
And -- be patient.
You know the door to restrict or more toward.
Brokered solution which which would be I would -- -- -- can be motivated bed and you almost it is haven't -- 24 -- -- and we spoke to said that the hostages one and indeed the terrorist wanna take the hostages and take them to Libya is that still the demand or is -- demand changed.
Or they have all the dimensional they are tool pretty sure Colombo run always -- do they've created my -- from the nineties.
And or -- based on -- -- could give the -- bit.
It is -- Orders would provide the United States.
Of course American Gorman had told -- Jim Gorman said no -- just stood three vehicles it is a bit ignored her looking good coast.
Those sort of situation is pretty arm into this and VS -- -- -- it does yes.
I don't think you -- -- -- And disarm militants have reportedly offered it to trade to American hostages says -- -- just said for terrorists.
Jailed in the US State Department spokesperson Victoria -- and saying.
The US does not negotiate with terrorists.
So what should the Obama administration be doing Korean ambassador John Bolton joins us good evening sir and wound the many nationalities being held hostage there but they're Americans.
Right well I think -- hostages latest -- to get some of the terrorist we've still got jail out.
Shows that America's really still the center of this but the but there are much broader implications here than just what happens in this.
Hostage negotiation the algerians have already botched it in my view by the way they've handled it over the last three days.
All we can do at this point is hope that the remaining hostages get out and then.
In fact they're still alive and not already dead.
The real point here is that this terrorist attack.
Shows the continuing threat across North Africa the al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda affiliates -- the most important thing to do is reorient our policy.
And wake up to the fact that the war on terror is not over.
Well I guess so -- -- sir that's -- we gotta get out denial I know that the president has the president said back you know last fall but al-Qaeda was on its heels or something I mean that simply is not to tell us to the Americans are hostages tonight for -- family members.
But if you say the algerians have boxes we now have a situation where you know now what are we -- light of the fact that al-Qaeda is alive and well.
They've got Americans to get out -- into botched -- what we do just waded out.
Well I think at this point.
The foreign governments have largely been excluded does this was a big issue in the United Kingdom for example where they apparently were not told and all that the Algerian military was gonna go and I think for the algerians.
Their priority was making sure people believed to oil and natural gas.
Drilling was still safe in eastern Algeria.
So I think we're gonna have to play this out it's not a satisfactory answer but the real question is what do we got to do about the broader threat of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
Yeah -- was interest in is that what was the appeal apparently one of provocations was that the French.
And and that the experience gave what the French is their airspace to go to -- to attack the terrorists that were put them -- rebels there.
I'm curious as his assistant could change in the from the French the French getting more involved in the war on -- -- -- -- these are French colonies this is what they do and former -- And -- -- -- lessen the French do well this year and -- in recent years.
There there have been government and Molly was about two to fall to the terrorists so from their perspective I think.
They're probably a little bit late -- the game but but I think.
That this operation against this natural gas drilling facilities.
Obviously was planned well in advance of the French operation did irrelevant giving different operations Iran I think they picked up bought it and I think it's their excuse that this is very -- and this is -- this was a huge passions.
Taking operation hundreds of algerians along with.
Several dozen foreigners.
It was an attack on an economic target something this is critical to Algeria's economy.
So these terrorists again again against the background of a twenty year long struggle against islamists -- -- the Algerian government there and there's a lot going on here.
That that shows I think the strengths the base of support al-Qaeda and other terrorists are gonna have.
There's no secret that this is a foreign debt target but BP British pound -- there was no -- everyone the terrorists knew exactly what they -- don't know exactly.
And that's -- nice to see you sir thank you.
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