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Algeria ends desert siege, but dozens killed

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/17/2013 @ 5:57 pm In World | No Comments

(News24) Algerian forces stormed a desert gas complex to free hundreds of hostages but 30, including several Westerners, were killed in the assault along with at least 11 of their Islamist captors, an Algerian security source told Reuters.

Western leaders whose compatriots were being held did little to disguise their irritation at being kept in the dark by Algeria before the raid – and over its bloody outcome. French, British and Japanese staff were among the dead, the source said.


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