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Desert kidnappers offer to swap US hostages for jailed militants

Jan. 18, 2013 4:25 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 18, 2013 4:25 P.M.)
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) -- Al Qaida-linked kidnappers who took hundreds of people hostage at a gas plant in Algeria have offered to swap US captives for two militants jailed in the United States, Mauritanian news agency ANI reported.

They named the militants they want freed as Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui and Egyptian Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as "The Blind Sheikh", ANI reported, citing the group's spokesman. The report did not say how many US hostages were being held.

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