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Latest update : 2013-01-23

Algeria kidnapping crisis: the investigation continues

The hostage crisis in Algeria is now over, but what have we learned about the terrorists who instigated it? Who was involved, other than known jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, and where did they come from? Of the 32 hostage takers, only three were Algerian - so who were the others?

By Antoine MARIOTTI , Charlène Pelé

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