Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Aftermath Of The Algerian Hostage Crisis

Algeria Defends Hardline Response To Hostage Crisis -- Christian Science Monitor

Algeria's prime minister says quick intervention was 'the only way possible' to end the standoff, but some foreign governments said they should have been more closely consulted about rescue plans.

The Algerian government for the first time yesterday shared its account of the four-day hostage crisis and bloody rescue attempt that took place at an energy complex there last week, defending its tough response despite international criticism.

“The whole world has understood that the reaction was courageous,” Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said, calling the abductions an attack “on the stability of Algeria.”

“When the security of the country is at stake," he added, "there is no possible discussion.”

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More News On The Aftermath Of The Algerian Hostage Crisis

Five still missing as Algeria gas plant restarts -- AFP
Algeria hostage crisis: five foreigners missing in Sahara desert -- The Telegraph
Death toll rises in Algerian ordeal -- Sydney Morning Herald
Algerian Prime Minister gives death toll update on hostage crisis -- The Global Dispatch
Three Americans confirmed among dozens killed in Algeria hostage taking -- NBC News
Algeria Says Militants Were to Move Hostages After Blast -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Gas plant worker and 2 Canadians helped terrorists in siege, Algerian PM says
-- FOX News/AP
Algeria siege: Canada examines hostage claims -- BBC
Canada says checking reports about Canadian Algeria militant -- Reuters
Algerian press defends army action in hostage crisis -- BBC
Algeria hostage recounts survival tactics, as toll rises -- The National
After Algerian standoff, debate emerges over hostage-takers’ intent -- Washington Post
Algeria hostage-takers threaten more attacks - SITE -- Reuters
Algeria Attack Shows Reach of Militants
-- Wall Street Journal
Bloody attack forces energy firms to reassess security needs in Algeria, other part of Africa -- Washington Post/AP
Algeria Attack Poses a Dilemma for Western Oil Companies -- Vivienne Walt, Time

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