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Militants Fire Rockets at Algerian BP/Statoil Gas Plant, No Casualties

OSLO/ALGIERS March 18 – Militants attacked an Algerian gas plant operated by Norway’s Statoil and BP with rocket-propelled grenades on Friday, causing no casualties or damage but forcing the facility to be closed as a precaution. Algeria’s energy infrastructure is heavily protected by the army especially since the 2013 Islamist militant attack on the In

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Al Qaeda Releases Video of Swiss Nun Held Hostage

DAKAR, Jan 27 – Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video of a Swiss nun who had been kidnapped in northern Mali nearly three weeks ago in the first claim of responsibility for the hostage-taking, according to SITE Intelligence Group. The video, which outlined the conditions for the release of Beatrice Stockly,

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