Two Americans are among the hostages being held in the desert of Algeria, in a larger oil facility partly owned by British Petroleum. ANI, the news agnecy of Mauritania claims to have spoken with the hostage takers, but they have published very little. Here's their report in French, along with a rush translation. I will polish later today when we also more details.
Prise d’otages : Le point sur la situation samedi matin