Algeria

3 American Hostages Killed in Algeria Identified as Frederick Buttaccio, Victor Lovelady, and Gordon Lee Rowan

January 22, 2013

“Nuland said seven U.S. citizens survived the attack. Buttaccio and Lovelady were identified as Houston residents, according to the Associated Press. A hometown for Rowan was not released.”

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Russia Strongly Condemns the Algerian Hostage Terrorist Incident

January 22, 2013

“The Russian Foreign Ministry also offers condolences to the near and dear of the killed hostages and Algerian law enforcement body officers.”

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Support for al-Qaeda’s North Africa Branch Vastly Increases Following Algeria Hostage Crisis

January 22, 2013

“U.S. officials and terrorism analysts are pointing to last week’s hostage drama in eastern Algeria as a turning point for the al-Qaeda offshoot, boosting its credibility while marking its transition from a predominantly Algeria-focused organization to a true multinational threat.”

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Inside Job: At Least 2 Current or Former Employees at the BP Oil Plant Were Kidnappers

January 22, 2013

“The hostage-taking at a remote Algerian gas plant was carried out by 30 militants from across the northern swath of Africa and two from Canada, authorities said.”

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Algerian Government Defends Its Tough Response to BP Oil Plant Hostage Situation

January 21, 2013

“American counterterrorism officials and experts said they would have taken a more cautious approach, using detailed surveillance to gain an information advantage and hopefully outmaneuver the militants.”

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U.S. State Department: 3 American Hostages Killed in Algeria

January 21, 2013

“Two Americans whose fate was a mystery following the Algerian hostage crisis have been identified among the dead, according to the State Department.”

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Algerian Prime Minister: Kidnappers Came From Egypt, Canada, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, and Tunisia

January 21, 2013

“Sellal said three kidnappers were captured.”

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Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal: 37 Foreign Hostages Killed

January 21, 2013

“Algeria’s prime minister says 37 foreign hostages were killed during the four-day-long standoff at a natural gas plant, and that at least one Canadian was among the Islamist militants who took hundreds hostage.”

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7 American Hostages Escape Unharmed from Captivity in Algeria

January 20, 2013

“The siege of the In Amenas facility ended Saturday, when the Algerian military’s final assault retook the BP joint venture plant in the Sahara from the al Qaeda-linked terrorists who had raided it Wednesday morning.”

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United Nations Security Council Condemns Algeria Hostage Terrorist Incident

January 20, 2013

“Members of the Security Council have strongly condemned this week’s terrorist attack at the gas facility in Amenas, Algeria, that resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.”

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Report: Second Algerian Military Rescue Raid Began Because Kidnappers Set the BP Oil Plant On Fire

January 19, 2013

“The military launched its Saturday assault to prevent a fire started by the extremists from engulfing the complex and blowing it up.”

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Algerian Government: At Least 23 Hostages, including 1 American, Killed; All 32 Militants Involved in Kidnapping are Dead

January 19, 2013

“A total of 685 Algerian and 107 foreigner workers were freed over the course of the four-day standoff, the ministry statement said.”

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U.S. Official: Military Plane Transporting 9 Rescued Hostages — Including 1 American — to Germany

January 18, 2013

“It’s not clear exactly how many total casualties have resulted from the fighting, but Algeria’s state news agency reported that 12 foreign and Algerian workers had died since the start of the operation, citing an unidentified security source.”

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U.S. Official: Fighting Between Algerian Forces and Kidnappers Has Ended; One American Hostage Believed Dead

January 18, 2013

“Americans present at the facility, three had been taken hostage and two others successfully remained hidden in the complex, the official said. Five others escaped before the militants took over the plant.”

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Algerian Government: Total of 12 Hostages Killed at a BP Gas Compound

January 18, 2013

“The press service said Friday that an Algerian military operation freed 650 hostages, including 100 foreigners. At least 30 foreign workers were still unaccounted for, according to the unconfirmed media report.”

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