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Algeria Hostage Crisis Stretches Into Another Day

Fri, January 18, 2013 9:00am

Story by Renee Montagne




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On Thursday, Algerian forces opened fire on Islamists holding dozens of foreigners hostage. The militants, who have been linked to al-Qaida, say they took over the gas facility deep into the Sahara Desert in retaliation for France's attack on Islamic militants in the west African nation of Mali.

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