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Africa North
Algeria: 32 Militants Killed, With 23 Hostages
2013-01-19
From the two letter news agency, so just fair use high points.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The Algerian government says 32 militants and 23 captives were killed during the three-day military operation to end the hostage crisis at a natural gas plant in the Sahara.

The provisional death toll was issued by the Interior Ministry on Saturday after the special forces operation crushed the last holdout of the militants at the gas refinery, resulting in 11 extremists killed along with seven hostages.
So there could be a few more bodies in there.
A total of 685 Algerian and 107 foreigner workers were freed over the course of the standoff, which began on Wednesday, the statement added. The military also confiscated machine guns, rocket launchers, missiles and grenades attached to suicide belts.

The ministry added that the militants involved consisted of 32 men of various nationalities, including three Algerians.
Posted by:Steve White

#1  I would have expected no less than the deaths of all terrorists involved, but the deaths of the innocent hostages, I consider a tragedy for their families and you the readers, for these people were doing nothing but their jobs to support their families.

God Bless the innocents with eternal peace, may the terrorists roast in Hell for ever and a day.
Posted by: Elmart Shavising6110   2013-01-19 22:31  

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