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  1. News - World - ALGERIA

    Hostages die in Algerian desert rescue attempt

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

    ... military operation in neighbouring Mali, has unfolded into one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. An Algerian security source said 25 foreign hostages had escaped alive. ... storming the gas pumping station. The attackers have demanded an end to the French military campaign in Mali, where hundreds of French paratroopers and marines are launching a ground offensive ...

  2. News - World

    Algeria army kills 34 hostages, 15 kidnappers: news agency

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 10:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nouakchott An Algerian air strike killed 34 hostages, some of them Westerners, and 15 of their Islamist kidnappers at a desert gas field on Thursday, the ANI news agency quoted a spokesman for the kidnappers as saying. “Thirty-four ...

  3. News - World - ALGERIA

    Algerian gas field kidnappers demand prisoner swap

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... siege Hostages still held at gas site after siege Islamist hostage-takers at a remote Algerian gas field yesterday demanded a prisoner swap and an end to the French military campaign in Mali ... in neighbouring Mali. The kidnappers said 34 captives were killed in the army assault, but an Algerian security source called that "fantasy", saying 18 of more than 30 Islamist gunmen were ...

  4. News - World - CAMEROON

    Suspected Islamic militants flee to Nigeria with seized French family

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Park in northern Cameroon. Asked whether the kidnapping could be a reprisal for France's military offensive against al-Qaeda-linked groups in northern Mali, Hollande spoke ... we think it might be this sect". Some Boko Haram members are believed to have trained with militants of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in northern Mali. Boko Haram's ...

  5. News - World - CAMEROON

    Video of French family, Boko Haram abductors released

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 01:45am by AFP

    ... the Nigerian group Boko Haram, say they carried out the kidnapping in part due to France’s “war against Islam,” apparently a reference to French military action in Mali. The more than three-minute ... foreigners from a construction site in Bauchi state. In statements Ansaru has protested against France’s efforts against Islamist rebels in Mali among other issues. Other analysts have said ...

  6. News - World

    Algeria hostage crisis ends in bloodshed

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:44am by AFP

    ... an end to French intervention against Islamists in neighbouring Mali, ANI reported earlier. Belmokhtar also wanted to exchange American hostages for the blind Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman ... France, which said on Saturday that 2,000 of the 2,500 troops it had pledged were now on the ground in Mali, said that no more of its citizens were being held. President Francois Hollande said ...

  7. News - World - ALGERIA

    Gunmen 'kill 7 hostages' amid final shoot-out

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... Islamists in neighbouring Mali, ANI reported earlier. Belmokhtar also wanted to exchange American hostages for the blind Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman and Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui, jailed ...



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