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Algeria Takes A Hard Stance

Hostage crisis still remains at seized natural gas plant

January 19, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - The militants had filled five Jeeps with hostages and begun to move when Algerian government attack helicopters opened up on them, leaving four in smoking ruins. The fifth vehicle crashed, allowing an Irish hostage inside to clamber out to safety with an explosive belt still strapped around his neck.

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