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        1/19/2013, Shevat 8, 5773

      Algeria Hostage Crisis Comes to a Bloody End


      A four day hostage crisis ended Saturday in a final assault by Algerian special forces on a group of Islamic terrorists who were holed up, along with dozens of hostages, in a gas facility in the country.  

      The forces stormed the complex resulting in the deaths of at least 19 hostages and 29 Islamist terrorists. 

      The Niger terrorist believed to lead the al-Qaeda splinter group, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, is reported to be among those killed.