Horror of Expat Hostages Ordeal in Algeria Emerges

Expat Globe

After the hostage crisis in the Algerian desert ended details of the horrific conditions that the expat oil workers and their Algerian colleagues underwent has started to emerge thanks to first hand account by the hostages themselves.

An Algerian worker named Chabene explained that the terrorists forced one of the expat captives to call out, "'They're not going to kill you. They're looking for the Americans'. A few minutes later they blew him away."

Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, the leader of the terrorist cell told the world in a recorded message, "By Allah, we will blow them up if the Algerian army gets close to us,"

One Algerian worker at the plant explained, "A terrorist shouted 'open the door!' with a strong north American accent, and opened fire. Two other Japanese died then and we found four other Japanese bodies"

Another Algerian reported that, "The terrorists said: 'You have nothing to do with this, you are Algerians and Muslims. We won't keep you, we only want the foreigners',"

In a chilling warning to expats around the world comfortable and secure within their host countries one survivor said, "The terrorists went to the alarm station, switched off the alarms, and forced the deputy manager to show them where the expats were.

"They rounded up the expats, making them all wear explosives around their necks while standing in a circle."

"I was allowed to go, but before I did, I saw many Brits killed," he said. "One Westerner trying to give first aid was blown up by the terrorists."

So far a total of 67 people have been reported killed including 1 Algerian worker at the plant, 29 militants and 37 expats.