Held Hostage

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This PBS documentary reveals the terrifying story of Western citizens held hostage by Al Qaeda at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria using exclusive interviews with survivors and the families of some of those who died, many of whom are speaking on camera and telling the full story of the incident for the first time.

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"Held Hostage" reveals the terrifying story of Western citizens held hostage by al-Qaeda at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria. The documentary includes exclusive interviews with survivors and the families of some of those who died, many of whom are speaking on camera and telling the full story of the incident for the first time. The attack, which took place in January 2013, left over 37 foreign hostages dead, including a number from USA, UK, France, Japan and Norway.

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