(Advertisement)

Americans, others held by militants in Algeria

Foreign-operated gas field seized; 2 die

Posted: January 17, 2013 at 4:20 a.m.

Islamist militants seized a foreign-operated gas field in Algeria early Wednesday and took 20 or more foreign hostages, including Americans, according to an Algerian government official and the country’s state-run news agency, in what appeared to be a retaliation for the Frenchled military intervention in neighboring Mali.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 01/17/2013

(Advertisement)



« Previous Story

French forces reported to begin Mali combat

French soldiers battled Islamist occupiers of a desert village in central Mali on Wednesday, a Malian army colonel said, in the first direct ground combat involving Wester... Read »

Next Story »

Pro-Assad forces kill dozens, foes report

Syrians and Jordanians mourn seven members of a Syrian family who died Wednesday night in a ÿ re at a refugee-processing center in Ramtha, Jordan.

Gunmen loyal to President Bashar Assad swept through a mainly Sunni farming village in central Syria this week... Read »