Mr. Cameron declined to second-guess Algerian tactics at what he called “one of the most remote places on Earth.”
“The responsibility for these deaths lies squarely with the terrorists who launched a vicious and cowardly attack,” Mr. Cameron said.
Japanese officials were the most critical of the Algerian military assaults.
“We never tolerate terrorism,” Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters Sunday in Tokyo.
“But we had asked the Algerian government to put top priority on the lives [of the hostages]. It’s extremely regrettable to see developments like this.”
This article is based in part on wire service reports.
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Shaun Waterman is an award-winning reporter for The Washington Times, covering foreign affairs, defense and cybersecurity. He was a senior editor and correspondent for United Press International for nearly a decade, and has covered the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became ...
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