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January 17, 2013 6:37 PM

Fate of American hostages unknown as Algerians blast Islamists from ground and air

Algerian forces launched a brazen air attack on suspected Islamist militants holding scores of foreign employees of a natural gas complex Thursday, killing kidnappers and hostages alike in what appeared to be a forceful message from Algeria that it would not tolerate jihadist movements operating within its borders.

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