Transcript for New Details From Inside Algerian Hostage Crisis
And now we turn to the new video out of algeria, hostages huddled together, held captive by extremists with links to al qaeda. Today, we learned that more americans than we previously knew have been killed. Abc's brian ross tracking it for us again tonight. Reporter: It was four days of terror. Seen in these first videos from inside, recorded by one of the hostages and broadcast today by algerian state tv. Based on official accounts, at least 38 of these men were either executed or killed in the bloody rescue attempts. Among the dead, three americans, gordon lee rowan and fred buttaccio. We asked him, do you feel safe? You don't have to go. And he said, oh, nothing's happened there in so long. Reporter: The wife of one of the seven americans to survive told abc news her husband hid at the gas plan for 2 1/2 days, often just feet away from the terrorists. There were a couple of times when he said he truly did think he was going to die. Reporter: The rogue al qaeda leader behind the attack, mokhtar belmokhtar said in a video made public today that more such attacks should be expected. Not he is target number one in a rapidly expanding u.S.-French military operation near his base, where the first american transport planes landed today. Brian ross, abc news, new york.
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