National Security Brief: Hostages Reportedly Killed In Siege On Algerian Kidnappers

From ThinkProgress Thu Jan 17 2013, 08:58:52

Unconfirmed reports emerged early on Thursday that the Algerian military killed armed attackers who on Wednesday took control of a gas-field in north eastern Algeria and took a few dozen hostages, including Americans and other Westerners. At least some of the hostages were reportedly killed as well. The attackers reportedly took over the gas facility [...]

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