It's been days coming. Algeria's government kept quiet while its army took back the gas plant from jihadists. Dozens of foreign nationals died in the operation.
Mali's president has said that wreckage in the north of the country is believed to be from a missing Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso. The cause of the plane's disappearance remains a mystery.
Bad weather has been cited as a likely cause of the crash of Air Algerie flight AH5017, which killed at least 116 people. French troops have secured one of the plane's black boxes, to be examined by investigators.
An Air Algerie flight that went missing over Mali has most likely crashed, according to officials. A search has been launched for the plane, which went missing on a flight from Burkina Faso across the Sahara to Algiers.
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people has vanished while en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. A French government official and the plane's Spanish owner says contact was lost with the aircraft over northern Mali.
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