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Algeria / Hostage Crisis #1037261

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 19, 2013
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(Studio: David Muir) The end of the Algerian hostage crisis after the clash between government forces and Al Qaeda-linked extremists at a natural gas complex introduced; photos shown from the complex.

(Washington: Brian Ross) The recapture of the BP gas field with many hostages dead in the Sahara desert reviewed; photo of dead American Frederick Buttaccio††, home video, from the complex, the militants' weapons shown; details given about hostage executions as the Algerian army moved in. [BP chief executive Bob DUDLEY††- reacts to what happened.] [British foreign secretary William HAGUE†- says six British are deceased or missing.] [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE†- cites the Algerian position.] The militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhar noted.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Sicily, Italy: Nick Schifrin) The stories of the hostage victims presented; scenes shown of the wounded survivors; details given about the fate Of Americans who remain unaccounted for. [Ireland deputy Prime Minister Eamon GILMORE†- recounts hostage Stephen McFaul's experience.] [Former hostages Ioachim GEORGE†, Oliver TOMIDEER†- describe what happened.]

Muir, David;
Ross, Brian;
Schifrin, Nick

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