As the world waits for the dust to settle and the facts to emerge surrounding Algeria’s attempt to rescue hostages taken at a gas plant, Algerian state news is now reporting that 23 hostages were killed in the crisis, along with 32 of their captors.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 19, 2013
Algeria: Army operation to liberate gas complex ends with 32 militants and 23 hostages dead: apne.ws/10HLYq2 -RD
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 19, 2013
At least 23 hostages, 32 kidnappers killed as Algerian special forces storm Sahara Desert natural gas complex. wj.la/U8SAZc
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) January 19, 2013
107 foreigners among the hostages who survived. Report said most of the kidnappers not Algerians. 7 hostages died today in the final assault
— mark seibel (@markseibel) January 19, 2013
Even the White House called the hostage situation a terrorist attack, but CNN held back today, choosing to enclose the word “terrorists” in quotation marks in its tweet and the associated report.
Algerian state news: At least 23 hostages and 32 “terrorists” died in Algerian hostage crisis. on.cnn.com/10pVInD
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 19, 2013
Why the “” around terrorists?“@cnnbrk: Algerian state news: At least 23 hostages and 32 “terrorists” died in Algerian hostage crisis.
— Jenn A (@NyDcVa) January 19, 2013
At least one American hostage, Frederick Buttacio of Katy, Texas, was reported dead yesterday.
@wsj 23 hostages killed?What kind of rescue mission was that?
— Bs106 (@BSull106) January 19, 2013