Officials: Five Americans Escaped from Algeria Terrorists

Five Americans who were at an Algerian natural gas facility when it was raided by al Qaeda linked terrorists are now safe and believed to have left the country, according to U.S. officials. At least three Americans, however, were being held hostage by the militants when the Algerian military mounted a rescue operation earlier today that reportedly resulted in casualties. Reports that as many as 35 hostages and 15 Islamist militants at a BP joint venture facility in In Amenas have been killed...Full Story
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