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Algeria hostage crisis

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With 2 top militants reported dead, AQIM suffers double blow — though far from a fatal one.
The UK has agreed to share intelligence and crisis response expertise with Algeria following the In Amenas gas plant hostage crisis there this month.
A day after announcing the killing of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Abu Zeid, Chad said its troops had killed another Qaeda leader: Mokhtar Belmokhtar.
Police have confirmed that two Canadians are among the bodies of terrorists who attacked the In Amenas natural gas plant in Algeria in January.
Algeria hostage crisis

A road sign indicating Tiguentourine, Algeria, near In Amenas on a road leading to the gas complex where Islamist militant gunmen took hostages on Jan. 19, 2013.

Farouk Batiche