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Desert drama: Islamists take hostages in Algeria

January 17, 2013
By AOMAR OUALI , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ALGIERS, Algeria - In a desert standoff deep in the Sahara, the Algerian army ringed a natural gas complex where Islamist militants hunkered down with dozens of hostages Wednesday night after a rare attack that appeared to be the first violent shock wave from the French intervention in Mali.

 
 

 

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