‘Desert storm: Islamists take Mali fight to Algeria’

Published on 17 January 2013 at 09:30


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.

Was this article useful? If so we are delighted! It is freely available because we believe that the right to free and independent information is essential for democracy. But this right is not guaranteed forever, and independence comes at a cost. We need your support in order to continue publishing independent, multilingual news for all Europeans. Discover our membership offers and their exclusive benefits and become a member of our community now!

Are you a news organisation, a business, an association or a foundation? Check out our bespoke editorial and translation services.

Support independent European journalism

European democracy needs independent media. Join our community!

On the same topic