News Brief 1/22/2013, Shevat 11, 5773
Panetta: US Has to 'Fight Back' Against Al Qaeda After Attack
The terrorist attack in Algeria, which resulted in the death of three Americans and 34 other hostages, highlights that al Qaeda is “committed to creating terror" worldwide and that America has "got to fight back," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.
“I’m glad we were able to get some rescued, but we did lose three Americans,” Panetta told a small group of reporters Monday, according to The Hill. “That just tells us al Qaeda is committed to creating terror wherever they are, and we’ve got to fight back.”