So the picture from the In Amenas gas field in Algeria is still a confused one. It looks like some hostages are still being held by Islamists, although precise numbers are unclear. It also seems that a number of casualties are likely in the crisis.
A general view of the oil installation on the outskirts of In Amenas, deep in the Sahara, on January 18, 2013 which has been under siege by Islamist militants since Wednesday. Islamist hostage-takers at a remote Algerian gas field on Friday demanded a prisoner swap and an end to the French military campaign in Mali, a report said.
We are now closing this Live Report but before we do, here is a run-through of the main developments so far:
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.