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Prime Minister Cameron Remarks on Algerian Hostage Crisis: January 21, 2013

Prime Minister Cameron Remarks on Algerian Hostage Crisis: January 21, 2013

Prime minister cameron remarks on algerian hostage crisis: January 21, 2013

Before dawn on January 16, 2013, gunshots rang out at an Algerian gas plant, signaling the beginning of a four-day hostage crisis that eventually left sixty-nine dead. The terrorist group responsible for the attack, Signed-in-Blood Battalion, claimed they were motivated by France's recent intervention in Mali against Islamic extremists operating there. The terrorists targeted foreigners at the plant, many of whom made daring escapes with the aid of their Algerian counterparts. The intervention of the Algerian government to free the hostages drew swift criticism from other nations which believed a more precise solution would have led to a lower death toll. The Algerian government ...

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