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Abdelaziz Boumzar

Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul as battle edges into Old City

Mar 18 2017

MOSUL, Iraq Thousands of Iraqis surged out of western Mosul on Saturday during a lull in heavy fighting in districts around the densely populated Old City where Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants.

Fleeing Islamic State, Mosul's civilians cart out the living and the dead

Mar 17 2017

MOSUL, Iraq From a distance, the exhausted Iraqis fleeing parts of Mosul controlled by Islamic State appeared to be pushing their worldly possessions on handcarts. | Video

IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge

Mar 14 2017

MOSUL, Iraq, Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants' last stronghold in Iraq focused on a bridge crossing the Tigris river. | Video

Algeria hunts for kidnapped Frenchman, Paris says no deals

Sep 23 2014

AIT OUABANE Algeria/PARIS Algerian military and police set up checkpoints and sent troops into mountains east of Algiers on Tuesday to look for a Frenchman kidnapped by militants who threatened to execute him over France's intervention in Iraq. | Video

Algeria hunts for kidnapped Frenchman, Paris says no deals

Sep 23 2014

AIT OUABANE Algeria/PARIS Algerian military and police set up checkpoints and sent troops into mountains east of Algiers on Tuesday to look for a Frenchman kidnapped by militants who threatened to execute him over France's intervention in Iraq. | Video

Veteran jihadist claims bloody Algeria siege for al Qaeda

Jan 20 2013

ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria A veteran Islamist fighter claimed responsibility on behalf of al Qaeda for the Algerian hostage crisis, a regional website reported on Sunday, tying the bloody desert siege to France's intervention across the Sahara in Mali.

Algerian army stages "final assault" on gas plant

Jan 19 2013

ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamist militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday in which 23 hostages were killed, many of them believed to be foreigners, the interior ministry said.

Algerian army stages "final assault" on gas plant

Jan 19 2013

ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamist militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday in which 23 hostages were killed, many of them believed to be foreigners, the interior ministry said. | Video

Foreigners still trapped in Sahara hostage crisis

Jan 19 2013

ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria More than 20 foreigners were captive or missing inside a desert gas plant on Saturday, nearly two days after the Algerian army launched an assault to free them that saw many hostages killed.

Foreigners still trapped in Sahara hostage crisis

Jan 18 2013

ALGIERS/IN AMENAS, Algeria More than 20 foreigners were captive or missing inside a desert gas plant on Saturday, nearly two days after the Algerian army launched an assault to free them that saw many hostages killed. | Video

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