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  1/19/2013, Shevat 8, 5773

7 Hostages, 11 Terrorists Killed in Algeria


Seven hostages and 11 Islamic militants were killed in an operation Saturday by the Algerian military. According to the state media, the attack was carried out on a remote gas plant overrun by a terrorist group, where the hostages were being kept. 

The terrorist group had planned on taking the hostages to nearby Mali to place pressure on France and other nations to end their military intervention in the country.

According to one report, 16 hostages, including two Americans, two Germans and one Portuguese citizen, were freed or escaped.