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Report: Escaped Algerian Hostages Confirm Deaths in Raid

Jan. 17, 2013

About 200 Algerian hostages escaped their captors in southern Algeria during an airstrike by the Algerian military, Algerie 1 news site reported.

The Algerian hostages reported seeing "several" dead and injured hostage-takers as well as "injured" foreign hostages at the site, according to Algerie 1.

They also said 25 foreign hostages had been freed by Algerian commandos, the report added.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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