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Algeria to Raise Death Toll From Islamist Siege at Gas Complex

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Algeria is expected to raise the death toll from the hostage crisis at a natural gas complex, as preliminary reports showed that at least 80 people were killed. Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal was expected to announce updated casualty figures at a news conference on Monday. The Algerian government has said at least 32 militants […]

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Algeria: 80 Dead at Gas Complex

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 3:36 am (UTC-5)
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Algeria’s prime minister is expected to announce Monday the latest details of the militant takeover and military raid of a desert natural gas complex that left at least 80 people dead, including militants. The toll jumped Sunday when officials combing through the complex found 25 more bodies, which they said were so disfigured it is […]

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Algeria Says 80 Dead at Gas Complex

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Algerian officials now say the Islamist takeover and military raid of a desert natural gas complex killed at least 80 people, including a large number of foreign hostages. Officials combing through the complex found 25 more bodies Sunday, but they say the remains are so disfigured, it is hard to tell if they are militants […]

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Algeria Says Militants Captured, More Bodies Found at Gas Complex

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Algerian security officials say a search of a desert gas complex raided by Islamists last week has led to the capture of several militants and the discovery of 25 more bodies, indicating the four-day hostage crisis was much deadlier than first thought. The officials said Algerian special forces detained five militants at the complex of […]

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Algeria Says Bodies of More Hostages Found at Gas Complex

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Algerian officials say security forces searching a desert gas complex raided by Islamists have found the bodies of more hostages killed by the militants in the four-day seizure of the facility this week. Security officials said Sunday an additional 25 bodies were discovered at the complex at Ain Amenas in eastern Algeria. They said the […]

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Algeria: Death Toll from Hostage Crisis May Rise

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Algeria says the death toll from the hostage crisis at a natural gas complex could rise. The government said Sunday several countries have indicated some of their citizens remain missing after an end to the bloody conflict at the complex in eastern Algeria. On Saturday, Algeria’s Interior Ministry said the nation’s hostage crisis had ended […]

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Militants Seize Foreign Hostages In Algeria

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants in Algeria say they have taken up to 41 foreigners hostage, including seven Americans, in an attack on a natural gas field. The militants tell regional media the raid early Wednesday was in retaliation for France’s military intervention in Mali. The attackers reportedly have killed two people, including a British national, and wounded […]

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Islamist Militants Seize Hostages at Algerian Gas Field

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants with reported links to al-Qaida have attacked a natural gas production facility operated by the British oil company BP in southern Algeria, kidnapping at least seven foreigners, including Japanese, British and Norwegian nationals. Algeria’s state-run news agency said one person was killed and seven others wounded in Wednesday’s attack on the field at […]

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Militants Seize Hostages at Algerian Oil Site

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants in southern Algeria have attacked a facility run by British oil company BP, taking several hostages. Diplomats and security officials say the militants seized at least six hostages early Wednesday, including Japanese, British and Norwegian nationals. The officials say the Algerian army is launching an operation at the site. BP says in a […]

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EU, US Congratulate Algeria on Elections

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union and the United States have endorsed Algeria’s parliamentary elections as an important step toward reform, even as some opposition forces expressed suspicion that the vote was fraudulent. The head of the EU observer team there criticized Algeria Saturday for not giving foreign observers free access to the nationwide electoral roll. He said […]

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