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We want to bring you that -- -- -- -- situation.
Unfolding in Algeria right now owns the Algerian Army is attempting to take control.
A -- in a -- site.
And American drone is overhead that is according to a US official and the White House has now condemned this as a terrorist attack.
BP also removing all nonessential workers out of Algeria right now -- these events sending the price of crude you can see -- higher.
By one point 8% that's a dollar seven 9638.
A barrel getting closer to triple digits there.
GBC energy analysts said in a note to clients today that the attack may signal a down swing.
For political state stability in Algeria and I'm joined now by -- Ferris he's a Fox -- Middle East terrorism analyst Wally thanks so much for joining us.
Sure why -- think this oil facility or natural gas facility was targeted.
Oh absolutely this is Asia -- faction headed by Muqtada minimal -- Who is an offshoot of al-Qaeda but the coordinates without caught up.
This is a reaction to would this is -- strike back at the French efforts French African efforts and -- To -- out al-Qaeda and that is very interest think.
Does us now that -- product can respond and other countries in this case Algeria if they got attacked in and neighboring countries that is -- and now why this side.
Specifically because it is about gas and oil and that's what is the backbone of -- -- economy and of course.
That is of great interest for the Europeans who export watching import from Algeria.
But why attack in Algeria as a response to what's going on in Molly meaning if you look at a map you see that they are neighbors.
But why would this be the best way to make their statement do you think.
Because Algeria has opened its airspace.
Between France and the north in the Mediterranean into Motley it aided France and attacking.
About caught -- forces or somehow -- forces and money so this is a lesson this is a revenge against Algeria afford to stop them from allowing the French to cross into Molly.
So what -- our role what is the proper response for us I mean obviously there are Americans involved right now among the hostages.
We have a drone overhead but it's sort of limited given that the Algerian military is on site what can America do and what should we get.
Well that's -- we cannot talk about the the government won't talk about obviously has some special missions being prepared that would emerge if they are executed but so far.
Let's be very clear.
They leave this with the algerians they are the ones on the ground surrounding that sign to have tried actually leaves some hostages have been killed -- Have been -- -- a very delicate and difficult situation the fact that we haven't grown the fact that we have.
Probably a presence next to the algerians and of course a sharing of intelligence is most of what we can do at this point in time.
Plus possible negotiations with their bodies in the Middle East including -- of government.
Well using everything we can to free the American hostages what is our relationship with the Algerian government and military like right now.
It has been very good over the past few years that's remember that Algeria had a civil war precisely what develop these jihadist tens of thousands have been killed.
But we are also -- allies.
Good my rob -- Morocco and -- -- you have problems among each other but on the larger scale Algeria fights al-Qaeda with us.
Well how do you see this playing out from here how do you think it ends.
I think that this issue is gonna and unfortunately Whitney military operation because al-Qaeda as determined not to negotiate.
And the hope is that al-Qaeda will be destroyed and -- -- all of the hostages would be rescued unharmed while they Paris thanks so much.
Thank you for happened and of course.
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