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Algeria hostage crisis: First look inside gas plant

1 February 2013 Last updated at 04:32 GMT

Two weeks after the Algerian hostage crisis, in which 48 oil workers were taken captive and killed, the BBC has been given access to the remote gas facility in the Sahara where it took place.

The incident has raised important questions about how to tackle the rise of Islamist extremism in North Africa.

Richard Galpin reports from In Amenas.