Breaking News: Hostages Escape Militants In Algeria
Description:At least 20 foreign hostages escaped Thursday from Islamist militants who had taken over an Algerian natural gas complex in the Sahara desert, an Algerian security official reported.
Americans and Europeans were among those who escaped, he said, without elaborating. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
At least 20 gunmen attacked the vast complex early Wednesday in retaliation for France's military intervention against al-Qaida-linked rebels.(0:15)