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A delegation led by Algerian Oil Minister Youcef Yousfi and Japanese vice Foreign Affairs Minister Miuro Kiuchi visit the Tiguentourine Gas Plant, located about 50 km (30 miles) from the town of In Amenas in this still image from video footage taken on January 20, 2013. Japanese vice Foreign Affairs Minister Kiuchi led a delegation of Japanese officials to the Tiguentourine Gas Plant deep in the Sahara on Sunday, where at least 48 hostages were killed during the four-day siege. At least 10 Japanese are still missing in the plant which is operated by Britain's BP, Norway's Statoil and Algeria's state energy company. Japanese engineering firm JGC is one of the foreign companies operating in the plant which is close to the Libyan border. REUTERS/Canal Algerie via Reuters TV

A delegation led by Algerian Oil Minister Youcef Yousfi and Japanese vice Foreign Affairs Minister Miuro Kiuchi visit the Tiguentourine Gas Plant, located about 50 km (30 miles) from the town of In Amenas in this still image from video footage taken...more

A delegation led by Algerian Oil Minister Youcef Yousfi and Japanese vice Foreign Affairs Minister Miuro Kiuchi visit the Tiguentourine Gas Plant, located about 50 km (30 miles) from the town of In Amenas in this still image from video footage taken on January 20, 2013. Japanese vice Foreign Affairs Minister Kiuchi led a delegation of Japanese officials to the Tiguentourine Gas Plant deep in the Sahara on Sunday, where at least 48 hostages were killed during the four-day siege. At least 10 Japanese are still missing in the plant which is operated by Britain's BP, Norway's Statoil and Algeria's state energy company. Japanese engineering firm JGC is one of the foreign companies operating in the plant which is close to the Libyan border. REUTERS/Canal Algerie via Reuters TV
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Rescue workers carry the coffin of one of the hostages killed during a hostage crisis in a gas plant at the hospital in In Amenas January 21, 2013. The hostage death toll from a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara has risen to almost 60, with at least nine Japanese nationals also reported killed in an attack claimed by a veteran Islamist fighter on behalf of al Qaeda. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Rescue workers carry the coffin of one of the hostages killed during a hostage crisis in a gas plant at the hospital in In Amenas January 21, 2013. The hostage death toll from a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara has risen to...more

Rescue workers carry the coffin of one of the hostages killed during a hostage crisis in a gas plant at the hospital in In Amenas January 21, 2013. The hostage death toll from a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara has risen to almost 60, with at least nine Japanese nationals also reported killed in an attack claimed by a veteran Islamist fighter on behalf of al Qaeda. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina
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REFILE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The town of In Amenas with a gas plant (unrelated to the hostage taking ) in Algeria is seen in this image taken by the SPOT 6 satellite, build and operated by Astrium, on January 8, 2013 released to Reuters by Astrium on January 19, 2013. The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at the desert gas plant of Tiguentourine, 50 km (30 miles) from In Amenas on Saturday, the state news agency said. Algeria said it expected to raise its preliminary death tolls of 23 hostages and 32 militants killed in the four-day siege at a gas plant deep in the Sahara. It said on Sunday it had captured five militants alive. REUTERS/Astrium/Handout

REFILE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The town of In Amenas with a gas plant (unrelated to the hostage taking ) in Algeria is seen in this image taken by the SPOT 6 satellite, build and operated by Astrium, on January 8, 2013 released to Reuters by Astrium...more

REFILE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The town of In Amenas with a gas plant (unrelated to the hostage taking ) in Algeria is seen in this image taken by the SPOT 6 satellite, build and operated by Astrium, on January 8, 2013 released to Reuters by Astrium on January 19, 2013. The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at the desert gas plant of Tiguentourine, 50 km (30 miles) from In Amenas on Saturday, the state news agency said. Algeria said it expected to raise its preliminary death tolls of 23 hostages and 32 militants killed in the four-day siege at a gas plant deep in the Sahara. It said on Sunday it had captured five militants alive. REUTERS/Astrium/Handout
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