Algerian state news says 23 hostages killed in gas plant ‘rescue’

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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.

Algeria: 32 Militants, 23 Hostages Killed thebea.st/XnvCv1 #cheatsheet

— 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

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