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January 18th, 2013
11:36 PM ET

Libya's connection to the Algeria hostage crisis

Twelve hostages are dead in Algeria tonight - at least one American among them - after an Algerian military operation freed 650 hostages, including 100 foreigners, according to the state-run Algerian Press Service.

We know at least one American hostage escaped. And while there are still a great number of unanswered questions about what happened at the gas field in Algeria, there is one thing that's clear -  The Libya connection.

Chris Lawrence has that report from the Pentagon.


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