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Algeria hostage crisis: Britons die in bungled rescue

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/01/2013

James Kirkup and Gordon Rayner

A botched military attack on a BP gas plant in Algeria, where al-Qaeda kidnappers were holding 41 westerners, led to a bloodbath as helicopter gunships opened fire on the compound.
The attack was carried out against the wishes of Mr Cameron and other Western leaders, who had urged Algeria to negotiate with the kidnappers after the captives said bombs had been strapped to their bodies.
At least one Briton was reported to have died, following the death on Wednesday of another Briton when the hostages were taken.
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"Algeria hostage crisis: Britons die in bungled rescue", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 25/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/algeria-hostage-crisis-britons-die-in-bungled-rescue