Algeria: We Will Fight al Qaeda

    Algerian firemen carry a coffin containing a person killed during the gas facility hostage situation at the morgue in Ain Amenas, Algeria, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. The Islamist militants who attacked the natural gas plant included two Canadians and a team of explosives experts who had memorized the layout of the sprawling complex and were ready to blow the place sky-high, Algeria's prime minister said Monday. Algeria detailed a grim toll from the attack, saying at least 38 hostages and 29 militants died in four days of mayhem. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

    Victim carried to morgue in Ain Amenas on Monday. (Anis Belghoul/AP)

    The Algerian prime minister insisted Tuesday that his country will do everything in its power to fight al Qaeda after militants linked to the terrorist group took hundreds of hostages at a gas facility last week. Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said the attack had been coordinated by a Canadian citizen, who was allegedly among the 29 gunmen killed. Thirty-eight of the hostages, including five Americans, were killed in a highly criticized rescue mission. Sellal said al Qaeda is attempting to create Sahelistan, an Afghan-type power base in northwest Africa. British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country may increase its help to Algeria and provide more aid to France in its intervention in Mali.

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