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Algeria vows to fight Qaeda after 38 workers killed

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Japanese vice Foreign Affairs Minister Minuro Kiuchi (R) and a Japanese official bow during a visit to the Tiguentourine Gas Plant with Algerian Oil Minister Youcef Yousfi (back C), located about 50 km (30 miles) from the town of In Amenas in this still image from video footage taken on January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Canal Algerie via Reuters TV

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Algeria's Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal holds a news conference in Algiers January 21, 2013. Sellal said a total of 37 foreign workers died, seven still missing; 29 militants had been killed and three captured alive in the siege, in a hostage crisis at an Algerian desert gas plant, which Algerian forces ended on Saturday by storming the plant. Sellal also told a news conference that a Canadian had coordinated the attack by...

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Japanese vice Foreign Affairs Minister Minuro Kiuchi (3rd R) and Algerian Oil Minister Youcef Yousfi (C) visit the Tiguentourine Gas Plant, located about 50 km (30 miles) from the town of In Amenas in this still image from video footage taken on January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Canal Algerie via Reuters TV

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Garry Barlow, who, according to Britain's Foreign Office, has been reported to have been killed during the hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria, is seen in this undated handout picture distributed by Britain's Foreign Office and received by Reuters in London on January 21, 2013. A total of 37 foreign workers died in a hostage crisis at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek...

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Undated handout photo supplied by Norwegian oil firm Statoil distributed by Scanpix January 21, 2013, of Hans Bjone, one of the five Statoil employee still missing in Algeria. A total of 37 foreign workers died in a hostage crisis at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday. REUTERS/Statoil Handout via Scanpix

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Undated handout photo supplied by Norwegian oil firm Statoil distributed by Scanpix January 21, 2013, of Tore Bech, one of the five Statoil employee still missing in Algeria. A total of 37 foreign workers died in a hostage crisis at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday. REUTERS/Statoil Handout via Scanpix

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Undated handout photo supplied by Norwegian oil firm Statoil distributed by Scanpix January 21, 2013, of Thomas Snekkevik, one of the five Statoil employee still missing in Algeria. A total of 37 foreign workers died in a hostage crisis at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday. REUTERS/Statoil Handout via Scanpix

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Paul Thomas Morgan, 46, who was killed during the hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria, is seen in this undated handout picture distributed by the Britain's Foreign Office and received by Reuters in London on January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Morgan family/Handout

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Algerian Sonatrach workers deliver empty coffins to collect body of hostages who were killed during a hostage crisis in a gas plant at the In Amenas hospital January 21, 2013. A total of 37 foreign workers died in a hostage crisis at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

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The town of In Amenas with a gas plant (unrelated to the hostage taking ) in Algeria is seen in this image taken by the SPOT 6 satellite, build and operated by Astrium, on January 8, 2013 released to Reuters by Astrium on January 19, 2013. The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at the desert gas plant of Tiguentourine, 50 km (30 miles) from In Amenas on Saturday, the state news...

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Smoke rises above following demining operations at the Tiguentourine Gas Plant, located about 50 km (30 miles) from the town of In Amenas January 20, 2013. Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticising tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

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Veteran jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar is seen in a still image taken from Mauritanian news website Sahara Media at an unidentified location on January 20, 2013. Belmokhtar claimed responsibility on behalf of al Qaeda for the Algerian hostage crisis, a regional website reported on Sunday, tying the bloody desert siege to France's intervention across the Sahara in Mali. Algeria said it expected to raise its preliminary death tolls of...

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Filipino workers, who for security reasons were evacuated from Algeria by their company, arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila January 20, 2013. More than 30 Filipino workers, who worked at a desert gas plant 700 km (430 miles) away from another plant engaged in a recent hostage crisis, were evacuated by Petrofac on Sunday. The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamist militants...

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Hostages are seen with their hands in the air at the In Amenas gas facility in this still image received January 19, 2013 and taken from video footage on January 16 or January 17, 2013. The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday, killing 11 al Qaeda-linked gunmen after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages, the state news agency said....

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Hostages are seen with their hands in the air at the In Amenas gas facility in this still image taken from video footage taken on January 16 or January 17, 2013. The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday, killing 11 al Qaeda-linked gunmen after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages, the state news agency said. REUTERS/Ennahar TV via...

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File photo of the gas field in Amenas, Algeria in this handout photo provided by Scanpix April 19, 2005. The Algerian army on Saturday carried out a final assault on al Qaeda-linked gunmen holed up in a desert gas plant, killing 11 of the Islamists after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages, a local source and the state news agency said. REUTERS/Kjetil Alsvik/Statoil via Scanpix

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Algerian Gendarmes escort a freed Norwegian hostage Oddvar Birkedal (C) at a police station in Amenas January 19, 2013. The Algerian army on Saturday carried out a final assault on al Qaeda-linked gunmen holed up in a desert gas plant, killing 11 of the Islamists after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages, a local source and the state news agency said. REUTERS/Louafi larbi

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JGC Corp. PR and IR Department Manager Takeshi Endo answers reporters' questions regarding Japanese nationals who were held hostage in Algeria, at its headquarters in Yokohama, south of Tokyo January 21, 2013. The hostage death toll from a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara has risen to almost 60, with at least nine Japanese nationals also reported killed in an attack claimed by a veteran Islamist fighter on...

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