Algerian Interior Ministry confirms 23 hostages and 32 militants are dead after terror attack on gas plant—
Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) January 19, 2013
As the world waits for the dust to settle and the facts to emerge surrounding Algeria’s attempt to rescue hostages taken at a gas plant, Algerian state news is now reporting that 23 hostages were killed in the crisis, along with 32 of their captors.
107 foreigners among the hostages who survived. Report said most of the kidnappers not Algerians. 7 hostages died today in the final assault—
mark seibel (@markseibel) January 19, 2013
Even the White House called the hostage situation a terrorist attack, but CNN held back today, choosing to enclose the word “terrorists” in quotation marks in its tweet and the associated report.
At least one American hostage, Frederick Buttacio of Katy, Texas, was reported dead yesterday.