Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Media Language Watch

Watch this, from Reuters:

Islamic militants killed eight Algerian soldiers in two separate attacks on Sunday, days after seven people died in roadside bombs, an Algerian newspaper reported on Monday.

Rebels detonated a bomb as a military truck passed through Stah Aftis village near the border town of Tebessa, 700 km (435 miles) east of Algiers, killing five soldiers and wounding four, daily El Khabar quoted an unnamed local source as saying.

Three soldiers were also shot dead by Islamic militants at an impromptu checkpoint in Bordj Menail in Boumerdes region just east of the capital, an Al Qaeda stronghold, the paper said.

...The attacks bring to 15 the number of people reported killed by Islamist rebels since Feb. 12...

...Al Qaeda's north African wing, formerly known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), has claimed responsibility for a string of bombings and attacks in the OPEC member country in recent years.

So, a quick review:

"militants" "kill"
"rebels" "detonate"
and the "bombing" and "attacks" are carried out be combat preachers.

Go that?

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