Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault
The Tigantourine natural gas facility in the Amenas gas field in eastern Algeria is seen in this 2013 satellite image courtesy of Google Earth. REUTERS/Google Earth/CNES/Spot Image/Handout
File photo of the gas field in Amenas, Algeria in this handout photo provided by Scanpix April 19, 2005. REUTERS/Kjetil Alsvik/Statoil via Scanpix
A road sign indicating In Amenas, about 100 km (60 miles) from the Algerian and Libyan border, is seen in this undated picture provided by Norwegian oil company Statoil January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Kjetil Alsvik / Statoil/Handout
Mokhtar Belmokhtar, identified by the Algerian interior ministry as the leader of a militant Islamic group, is pictured in a screen capture from an undated video distributed by the Belmokhtar Brigade obtained by Reuters January 16, 2013....more
JGC Corp. PR and IR Department Manager Takeshi Endo answers reporters' questions regarding Japanese nationals who were kidnapped in Algeria, at its headquarters in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, in this January 17, 2013 photo taken by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo
Belfast man Stephen McFaul (R) is pictured with his sons Dylan (L) and Jake in this undated family handout photo taken four years ago and made available January 17, 2013. McFaul, an Irishman who was among a group of gas workers kidnapped in Algeria,...more
Statoil's CEO Helge Lund arrives on Thursday evening at the centre for relatives to the hostages in Algeria, which has been established near the airport in Bergen January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix
Statoils CEO Helge Lund (L) speaks next to director of foreign operations Lars Christian Bacher (C) and leader of secretariat Bjoen Otto Sverdrup about a hostage situation in Algeria, during a news conference in Stavanger January 17, 2013....more
Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (R) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide speaks about the hostage situation in Algeria during a news conference in Oslo January 17, 2013. Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed on...more
A general view of Norwegian oil firm Statoil headquarters in Stavanger, Norway in this picture provided by Scanpix January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Kent Skibstad/Scanpix
French armoured vehicles make their way north of Bamako in this picture provided by the French Army on January 16, 2013. REUTERS/ECPAD/Arnaud Roine/Handout
Lars Christian Bacher, director for international affairs at Norwegian oil firm Statoil, gives a news conference in regards to the attack at gas field in Algeria, at Stavanger, Norway in this picture provided by Scanpix January 16, 2013. Islamist...more
Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (R) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide give a news conference regarding the attack on Norwegian oil firm Statoil's gas field in Algeria, in Oslo in this picture provided by Scanpix January 15,...more
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