albawaba, Published January 20th, 2013 - 13:23 GMT via SyndiGate.info
Al-Qaeda-linked militants, who kidnapped hundreds of workers at a gas plant in the Algerian desert, said they were after â€œcrusadersâ€ and not Algerian nationals, one of the released hostages told Al Arabiya in an interview on Saturday.
The freed Algerian hostage also said that Algerians were treated better than foreigners as they were allowed to use their phones and were promised that they will be released shortly.
â€œWe [Algerians] did what we wanted, they did not tell us to switch off our cellphones, or interrogated us. They told us to sit down and that they were not after Algerians but after what they called crusaders,â€ the former hostage said.
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