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Algeria hostages escape Islamist militant captors

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/01/2013

Julian Borger

Fifty-five hostages – 30 Algerians and 25 foreigners – are reported to have escaped their captors at the Ain Amenas gas field in eastern Algeria, which was seized on Wednesday by a jihadist group.
The foreigners include two Japanese and some Americans, according to Algerian officials speaking to the Associated Press and Reuters, but there were no more details. It was also not clear how many hostages were still being held. The militant group who attacked the gas field on Wednesday morning at dawn claim to have taken a total of 41 foreign hostages, including nationals from the UK, Norway, the US, France, Japan, Ireland, Colombia, Romania, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea and Germany.
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"Algeria hostages escape Islamist militant captors", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/algeria-hostages-escape-islamist-militant-captors