Date: Friday, 18-January-2013, 6:11 AM | Message # 1
-- dragon lord--
Much confusion surrounds an apparent attempt by the Algerian armed forces to storm the gas complex where many Western workers had been taken hostage by Islamist fighters.
Throughout Thursday afternoon there has been very little verifiable information.
There are unconfirmed reports of an explosion at the facility. Earlier reports spoke of fatalities among foreigners being held and their Islamist captors. Militants said they were still holding some workers.
Western leaders say they are extremely concerned at events surrounding the Algerian military's storming of a gas complex where Islamist fighters were holding many hostages.
There are unconfirmed reports of people killed - some say many - and that there's been an explosion at the site.