Some hostages reported to escape Sahara siege




 
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Some hostages reported to escape Sahara siege
 
January 17th, 2013  
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Some hostages reported to escape Sahara siege
ALGIERS/BAMAKO (Reuters) - Some hostages were reported to have escaped from a remote Algerian gas plant on Thursday, where dozens of foreigners and scores of Algerians were seized by Islamist gunmen demanding a halt to a French military campaign in neighboring Mali. Governments around the world were holding emergency meetings to respond to one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades, which sharply raises the stakes over the week-old French campaign against al Qaeda-linked rebels in the Sahara. ...




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