Internet video of Mokhtar Belmokhtar
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'Belmokhtar' video claims responsibility for Algeria siege

A video has been posted on the internet apparently showing militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar claiming responsibility for a deadly hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant.

On Monday, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal confirmed that 37 foreigners of eight nationalities and one Algerian worker were killed.

The video explicitly links the siege to an ongoing French military operation in neighbouring Mali.

Daniela Ritorto reports.

  • 22 Jan 2013
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