The United States on Thursday said it had transferred two men from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the government of Algeria as part of its ongoing effort to close the controversial prison.
Inquiries into the bloody assault on an Algerian gas plant are uncovering increasing evidence of contacts between the assailants and the jihadis involved in killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya nearly a year ago.
President Barack Obama faces manifold threats and challenges, foreign and domestic, as he begins his second term in office.
One American has died in the Algerian hostage crisis, according to Associated Press sources.
United States officials confirmed Wednesday that Americans were taken hostage following a terrorist attack on a British Petroleum gas field site in Algeria.