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  Shvat 8, 5773 , 19/01/13

Report: 23 Hostages, 32 Terrorists Killed in Algeria

Official reports from the Algerian interior ministry put the number of deaths following an attack on a gas plant in the Algerian desert at 23 hostages and 32 terrorists. 

The government also said 107 foreign hostages and 685 Algerian hostages had been released.

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

The forces stormed the complex in a last ditch measure to free the hostages. 

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