Thu January 17, 2013
Algerian Forces Wanted To Send Firm Message To Militants With Gas Plant Raid
Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 8:16 pm
Algerian forces attacked the oil and gas facility being held by Islamist militants in the eastern part of Algeria on Thursday. Reports indicated that some hostages were freed, some were killed and some were still in the compound with their captors. Before the Algerian forces attacked, militants said they held about 40 hostages from a variety of countries. Reports say that some militants were also killed in the military operation.