Sunday, January 20, 2013

David Cameron calls for 'global response' after Algerian hostage crisis

David Cameron has warned that the fight against terrorism in north Africa could go on for decades as he confirmed that six Britons and a British resident are believed to have died in the Algerian hostage crisis.

The prime minister said the seizure of a Saharan gas facility by a group of international jihadists last week was a stark reminder of the threat from terrorism the world over. He pledged a global response to what he described as a global threat.

"It will require a response that is about years, even decades, rather than months," Cameron said.