Kenneth Whiteside

 

 

Age: 59

 

Summary: Scottish project services manager at the Algerian multinational oil and gas company Tigantourine who was reportedly among one of more than five British hostages held captive at the remote gas facility near the Algerian-Libyan border for several days by at least 32 heavily-armed al-Qaeda-linked terrorists under the command of notorious militia leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar as the militants demanded an end to French military operations against Islamists in northern Mali before the Algerian special forces raided the oilfield compound in an effort to free hostages, in which it became one of many terrorist attacks in the Maghreb region carried out by Islamist groups since 2002.

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds suffered in a gunfire during a hostage crisis

 

Born: circa 1953

 

Died: January 16, 2013

 

Location: In Amenas, Algeria