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Algeria siege:
Military operation under way

BBC [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/17/2013 10:34:24 AM

An Algerian military operation is under way at a gas facility in eastern Algeria where hostages were being held, Algeria´s state news agency reports. Four foreign hostages were freed but the operation resulted in a number of "victims", APS agency said. Algerian soldiers had been surrounding the facility near In Amenas that kidnappers occupied on Wednesday, after killing a Briton and an Algerian. Reports quoting militants said at least 34 hostages and 14 kidnappers died. [Snip] Four foreign hostages - two from Scotland, one from France and one from Kenya - were freed during the operation, APS reported.

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Some reports are conflicting. As always in such situations, there are mistakes in early reports.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/17/2013 10:39:07 AM     (No. 9121954)

Live reporting--BBC seems best at the moment:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21063558

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/algeria/9808174/Algeria-hostage-crisis-live.html

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jonr, 1/17/2013 10:49:23 AM     (No. 9121984)

Expect more and more of this as Islamic terrorists know that they can get away with it thanks to Bengazi!

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