Article Photos: Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear 8/9

Statoil CEO Helge Lund, left, and Director of Foreign Operations, Lars Christian Bacher, exit from a meeting at Statoil head quarters building in Stavanger, Norway, Thursday Jan, 17, 2013.  Algerian forces raided the remote Amenas gas plant on Thursday in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants with ties to Mali's rebel Islamists, according to diplomats on Thursday, and Islamic militants claim that 35 hostages and 15 militants were killed after Algerian military helicopters strafed the area but said seven hostages survived.  (AP Photo / Kent Skibstad, NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT