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    3 Americans Dead in Algerian Raid

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    Three Americans are among those killed in a deadly raid last week in Algeria to rescue hostages taken when Islamic militants overtook a gas facility. Seven Americans made it out safely. The FBI has identified the three Americans as Victor Lynn Lovelady, Frederick Buttaccio, and Gordon Lee Rowan. The death toll currently stands at 57, but nearly 800 hostages are believed to have escaped. Meanwhile, Algerian officials have acknowledged that some of the hostage takers were captured alive. Officials had initially said that all 32 hostage takers were killed, but at least five militants were nabbed while alive.

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