Algeria: ‘Desert storm: Islamists take Mali fight to Algeria’

17 January 2013
The Independent

The Independent, 17 January 2013

One Briton and a Frenchman were killed by Islamist militants who raided a remote gas engineering site operated by BP, Statoil and Sonatrach in Algeria and took up to 41 Western and Asian personnel hostage. The action, an apparent revenge attack following the French intervention against Islamists in neighbouring Mali, sparked fears of an anti-Western war across the deserts of northern Africa.