RealNews

Hostages Freed in S. Arabia After Deadly Attack

Suspected Islamic extremists wearing military uniforms killed at least 10 people, including one American, and seized dozens of hostages yesterday at compounds filled with foreign oil workers and their families in the Saudi Arabian city of Khobar on the Persian Gulf. Gunfire could be heard at the site, the Associated Press reported early today, in what was apparently a raid by Saudi security forces on the Oasis Residential Resorts complex. Television footage early today showed commandos jumping out of a helicopter onto a rooftop after sunrise, the Associated Press reported. Security forces had earlier surrounded the attackers on the sixth floor of the high-rise building, a police officer told the Associated Press. “The forces have begun the raid on the militants,” one security source told the Reuters news agency early today. Security officials at the scene said the Saudis were likely to carry out the operation in several stages. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.