Timeline at the Belsan school

The Command Post has an excellent event-by-event timeline of the major events in the hostage taking at Belsan school by Islamofascist terrorists. There were over 1,000 hostages: bq. One of the released hostages, Adel Itskayeva, told a Gazeta correspondent there were 1,020 hostages in the seized school. When the woman was told the official data - 354 hostages, she was more than just surprised: �Are you crazy? There are 1,020 people in there!� the woman said. [Pravda] And more: bq. �They shot at our backs as we were running out of the school. I heard the whine of the bullets. One of the girls who was running close to me was wounded. Two of my friends picked her up and carried her. There were about 50 of us, boys and girls, all senior pupils. Only the older kids could run away. As for the younger pupils, they just couldn�t get out of that hell because the terrorists had blocked all the ways out for them. So they could only stay there and watch us running away.� And surely these terrorists were nationals with grievances: bq. Later in the evening, it�s announced that at least 10 of 20 dead terrorists were Arab mercenaries. Officials are putting the death at more than 150. At this point, 60 hostages have been confirmed dead and identified. Religion of peace my ass...

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