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Mali algeria hostage crisis jan 18 2013

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At least one American hostage was confirmed killed; the US State Dept said it refuses to "negotiate with terrorists."
Mali algeria hostage crisis jan 18 2013

Nigerian soldiers arrive at the airport in Bamako on January 17, 2013. Over one hundred Nigerian and Togolese soldiers arrived in Bamako today as part of the West African force meant to help French troops chase Islamists from their strongholds in northern Mali. ECOWAS promised more than 3,000 soldiers to back Operation Serval, launched on January 11.

ISSOUF SANOGO