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    Algeria desert siege death toll may rise as missing sought

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 05:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in In Amenas, Algeria Governments scrambled on Sunday to track down missing nationals after the bloody end to a gas plant siege in the Sahara that saw Islamists kill ... and it is now clear that  this appalling terrorist incident in Algeria is now over,” he said in a  statement. “Tragically, we now know that three British nationals have been killed, and  a further three ...

  2. News - World - ALGERIA

    Algerian army frees 650 hostages, including 70 foreigners

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 02:03pm by Reuters and AFP

    ... clamouring for details of the assault they said Algeria had launched on Thursday without consulting them, a local source said the gas base was still surrounded by Algerian special forces and some ... in Mali since last week to fight an Islamist takeover of the north, and strikes a heavy blow to Algeria’s vital oil industry, just recovering from years of civil war. Fourteen Japanese were among ...

  3. News - World - ALGERIA

    Hostages die in Algerian desert rescue attempt

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Reuters in Algiers Hostages die in desert rescue attempt Six foreign hostages and eight of their captors were killed when Algerian forces fired on a vehicle being used by besieged gunmen at a gas plant in the remote Algerian desert yesterday, a local sour ...

  4. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    'Uncatchable' terror leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar reportedly killed in Mali

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in N'Djamena, Chad Chad's military announces the death of the 'Uncatchable' mastermind of January's lethal attack on a remote gas field in Algeria Terror ... in Nigeria. Belmokhtar, 40, who lost an eye while fighting in Afghanistan in the 1990s, claimed responsibility for the seizure of dozens of foreign hostages at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria ...

  5. News - World - MALI

    West African leaders agree to send troops to Mali's occupied north

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Lagos, Nigeria

    ... of West African States, or Ecowas. They were joined by military experts from the United Nations, Europe as well as ministers from Algeria, Mali's neighbour to the north which has previously ... by the UN it could take months to implement. In recent weeks, representatives of Ansar Dine, one of the Islamic factions operating in the north, have sent delegations to Burkina Faso and to Algeria ...

  6. News - World - MALI

    France strikes new Mali town, boosts troop numbers

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... in Burkina Faso and 1,500 in Algeria, OCHA said. The hold by al-Qaeda linked armed Islamists on vast swathes of Mali’s northern desert had sparked fear in the international community that the zone ...

  7. News - World

    Briefs, January 5, 2013

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... in Algeria last month. The negotiations are being led by Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore, West Africa's chief mediator for the crisis in Mali, where Islamists are occupying the north ...



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