Arab States Weekly Review January 12th – 18th 2013

Islamists in Algeria seized a gas plant with foreign workers, including American, British and French nationals. A group with links to the local Al-Qaeda representation claimed the attack was a reprisal for French intervention in Mali.

At least 87 people were killed on an attack on Aleppo’s university in northern Syria. The rebels and Bashar Assad’s government blamed each other.

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