Conflict & Justice

Military Operation Ends at Algerian Gas Facility with Uncertain Outcome

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Early Thursday, the Algerian government forces launched an operation to try and free the hostages – some of whom are Americans.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)
The operation apparently began when Algerian forces fired on a militant convoy that was carrying some of the captives.

BBC Arab Affairs Editor Sebastian Usher is following the crisis from London.

He says the Algerian government went ahead with military operations without informing the other nations involved.

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