Algerian hostage-taking & gas plant raid

The Current

Reporters can't get anywhere near the natural gas installation in the Algerian desert where a hostage-taking of foreign oil workers has been underway. But the man calling the shots is believed to be Moktar Belmoktar … once a key leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Megrab before breaking off to go solo ... so-to-speak with his own band of Algerian Jihadists. And there's one Canadian who can give us some insight into this guy, Robert Fowler was Moktar Belmoktar's captive and we hear from him.

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