Nick Turse
BBC News - Algeria crisis: Hostage death toll ‘rises 
The BBC reports that “at least 48 hostages are now thought to have died in a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant, as reports say that 25 bodies found at the complex on Sunday were all those of captives.”

BBC News - Algeria crisis: Hostage death toll ‘rises

The BBC reports that “at least 48 hostages are now thought to have died in a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant, as reports say that 25 bodies found at the complex on Sunday were all those of captives.”

nwkarchivist:

On This Date In 1980, President Carter Delivers Some Bad News

The United States woke up to a cold and bewildering splash of reality last Friday.  At 7a.m., a tight-lipped Jimmy Carter was explaining on radio and TV that a daring commando raid to rescue the 53 American hostages in Tehran had gone awry.

Newsweek May 5, 1980