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« on: January 16, 2019, 01:11:25 pm »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-security/kenya-hotel-siege-over-militants-and-at-least-14-victims-dead-idUSKCN1PA0AQ
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More than 700 civilians were evacuated from the dusitD2 complex after a 20-hour, overnight siege that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping center in the same neighborhood.

Some hid under desks as bullets shattered plate glass doors. Others jumped from windows, or ran out under fire.

Fifty people believed to have been in the complex remained unaccounted for by mid-afternoon on Wednesday, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the prospect of a higher death toll even after President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the militants defeated.

“The security operation at dusit complex is over, and all the terrorists eliminated,” Kenyatta told the nation in a televised address, looking drained and grave.

“As of this moment, we can confirm that 14 innocent lives were lost through the hands of these murderous terrorists.”
My heart goes out for those who will be traumatized by this incident. This act is what toll those embarking on frozen stabilization conflicts have to endure if the root problems aren’t fixed. Hopefully in the meantime, at least the bigwigs in Nairobi will learn to boost security.
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 06:11:41 pm »

If Trump hadn't moved the embassy in Israel they would have to come up with another excuse to murder random people.  Maybe cartoons or a trailer for a fake movie?
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 06:49:37 pm »

If Trump hadn't moved the embassy in Israel they would have to come up with another excuse to murder random people.  Maybe cartoons or a trailer for a fake movie?
No doubt there, the announcement was pure political posturing by Al-Shaabab.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 12:02:55 am »

Off-duty SAS hero helped save the day.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 12:22:08 am »

link for story/video on SAS officer
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