The Latest on Algeria

More information has emerged about the Algerian military attack on the Islamic terrorists holding foreigners hostage at a BP natural gas plant.

573 Algerians have left the plant, as have about 100 of the 132 foreign hostages.

The terrorists still have as many as seven hostages and are demanding the release of two terrorists held in U. S. jails, one of whom is the “Blind Sheik” responsible for the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.

There are reports that two Britons and two Filipinos were killed in the rescue raid, while one Briton and one Algerian died during the initial hostage taking.

Algeria says that 18 terrorists have been killed.

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