Islamist Group Kills Seven
By Harold Hutchison
Seven hostages held by the terrorist group Ansaru were slaughtered by the terrorists, who claimed the murders were in retaliation for a planned rescue operation.
The four Lebanese citizens, one Briton, one Greek citizen, and one Italian had been held since February. The terrorist group had taken them in response to the French intervention in Mali against Islamist rebels with ties to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb.