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Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the stony plains of the Sahara on Thursday to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries. Bloody chaos ensued, leaving the fate of the fighters and many of the captives uncertain. Dueling claims from the military and the militants muddied the world's understanding of an...