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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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French National Kidnapped in Mali

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A French citizen has been kidnapped in Mali, raising the total number of French hostages in the country to seven. French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed media reports that a French national was kidnapped in southwestern Mali. He said the region is not where, in his words, “there is the most danger.” Al-Qaida-linked Islamist […]

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Seven Iranian Aid Workers Kidnapped in Libya

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Unknown gunmen have kidnapped seven members of the Iranian Red Crescent relief group in western Libya. The Libyan Red Crescent said its Iranian counterparts were nabbed Monday on their way to their hotel in the city of Benghazi. Libya is appealing to the gunmen to free their hostages, saying the Iranians helped the rebels during […]

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Mother of Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Safe After Kidnapping

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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(new info in graf 2) The mother of U.S. baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. is safely back home after an apparent kidnapping. Police say 74-year-old Vi Ripken was taken from her home in Aberdeen, Maryland, north of Baltimore, Tuesday morning. They say an armed man forced her into her own car and drove […]

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