VIDEO: Algeria hostage situation reportedly comes to violent end, as Panetta says much of situation remains 'sketchy'Submitted by emalvini on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 12:48
VIDEO: Algeria hostage situation reportedly comes to violent end, as Panetta says much of situation remains 'sketchy'
Published January 19, 2013
The U.S. and British defense chiefs said the hostage crisis in Algeria ended with more deaths, but that details remained unclear. They blamed the militants who seized the natural gas complex in the Sahara, and not Algeria's government for its rescue operation.
According to Algeria's state news agency, special forces natural stormed the complex Saturday in a "final assault" to end the four-day-old hostage crisis. The report didn't say whether any hostages or militants remained alive, and it didn't give the nationalities of the dead.