On Jan. 16, terrorists linked with al-Qaeda took over 800 people hostage at a gas facility in Algeria. After four days, the Algerian special forces raided the site in an effort to free the hostages. At least 39 foreign hostages were killed, along with an Algerian security guard and 29 militants. A total of 685 Algerian workers and 107 foreigners were freed, and three of the militants were captured.
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