Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Libya Update - January 27 , 2015 -- Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli attacked by gunmen , attack results in numerous deaths . Disturbing as this allegedly was one of the most secure locations in Tripoli. Corinthia very popular with foreigners ( at least five dead foreigners , of at least 11 dead in total due to the attack .) ISIS , Former Gaddafi " dead - enders - not clear who sent the killers just yet .


1. security employee of Tripoli's Corinthia hotel tells us they received a threat "few days ago" telling them 2 "empty the building"-

2. Situation still murky, multiple sources tell us gunmen r still inside the hotel, an interior ministry source says "one arrested"

3. there was a shooting by gunmen in hotel reception hall, some ppl escaped through back acc. to one civilian at scene.

4.Multiple sources confirm 1 woman, a national of the Phillipines, injured. After shooting there was an explosion in hotel car park.

5. area around corinthia hotel sealed off. motive of latest attack not verified/clear. Corinthia has offices of foreign c/o's

6. only deaths we confirmed so far: 3 security guards who died of wounds in hospital - total of 15 injured from security+hotel staff

7.Acc. to 1 sec. source in interior ministry- the 2 remaining gunmen in hotel blew themselves up w/ grenades+killed 1 hotel security

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