Algerian hostage: "The bullets were flying all over"
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 00:54
Jan. 18 - A freed hostage in Algeria says ''bullets were flying all over'' during government action at gas plant. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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The end of the line for scores of former hostages in Algeria.
Some of those freed after Algerian forces moved in at a gas plant under siege talked about the confusion.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SHEREEF, HOSTAGE FREED BY ARMY ON FRIDAY, SAYING:
While there is plenty of relief for those who got out, there are still more than 20 foreigners that either being held or missing inside the gas plant.
Algerian sources say 30 hostages, including at least seven Westerners, were killed during the assault.
The captors said their attack was a response to a French military offensive in neighboring Mali.
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