Six nationalities among dead militants in Algeria: minister

ALGIERS Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:10am EST

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's government said on Sunday the militants killed in the assault on the desert gas plant were from six different nationalities.

The official APS news agency cited Communications Minister Mohamed Said as saying they were from Arab, African and non- African countries, without providing further details. The Interior Ministry said on Saturday 32 militants had been killed.

It cited him as saying the operation to clear the Tiguentourine plant of mines laid by the militants was ongoing.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Editing by Alison Williams)

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georgeferrar wrote:
It is regrettably true that a large amount of Algeria’s oil/gas fortune enriches the elite and also internationals, yet does not get through to average citizens. Nevertheless it cannot benefit them to restart the civil war of the 1990s that took a hundred thousand lives, or to start up a world-wide war as the hostage-takers plan to do. We will have need of much international cooperation–and prayer–to stop jihad in Algeria from spreading, with the resolve that such taking of hostages and innocent lives cannot be tolerated.

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