Alan Wright http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26981/all en Briton recounts terrifying escape from Algeria siege http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/briton-recounts-terrifying-escape-algeria-siege <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A British survivor of the Algerian gas plant siege described on Sunday a nerve-racking escape across a stretch of desert and a moment of terror when he feared he had fallen into the hands of the hostage takers.</p> <p>The Algerian authorities say at least 23 hostages and 32 militants were killed in the four-day siege, a preliminary death toll they expect will rise when they have finished clearing out the remote gas plant deep in the Sahara. Hundreds of Algerian workers and scores of foreigners escaped.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/briton-recounts-terrifying-escape-algeria-siege" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alan Wright Algeria Business International relations Labor Law Republics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:45:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736915 at http://www.globalpost.com