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Necib Tayeb, the top judge in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was detained while traveling to patch up differences between feuding factions within the terror group. Weapons, ammunition, and documents were also seized along with Tayeb and two other fighters.

Security forces arrested an al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader and two fighters in Berriane. Necib Tayeb, the AQIM leader, is said to be a longtime official and currently serves on the judicial shura.

Security forces arrested two suspected al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operatives at the Libyan border. The fighters, a Libyan and an Algerian, were carrying weapons and an "explosive belt" and had Afghan identity papers.

Security forces said they broke up a plot to attack the Cherchell Joint Military Academy. Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect who said he was tasked by Houmat Al Daawa, a Salafist group, to scout for a suicide attack.

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Al Qaeda's richest faction dominant in north Mali: US

Algerian Government Investigates Movement of Jihadists Into Syria

Spain evacuated foreign aid workers from refugee camps in Tindouf in western Algeria due to "growing insecurity" caused by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in northern Mali. Twelve Spaniards, two Frenchmen, and an Italian are being flown to Madrid.

Italy: Freed aid worker Rossella Urru quizzed by prosecutors

The Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa has freed two Spanish and an Italian hostage. The three aid workers were kidnapped in Tindouf, Algeria in October 2011. A man who was arrested in connection with the kidnapping was freed by the Algerian government.

Destroying Timbuktu: The Jihadist who Inspires the Demolition of the Shrines

Arab Envoys Rebuked for Denying Prize Money to Algerian Writer

The interior minister said that the military has killed 18 al Qaeda fighters in Tizi Ouzou province in the Kabylia region over the past two weeks. The minister said terror cells in the mountainous region are supported by local residents.

Algerian military forces engaged in a firefight with al Qaeda fighters in the Kabylia region, killing 12 militants and seizing weapons including rockets. The militants are believed to have carried out a recent attack on police barracks in Ouacifs.

Armed men killed two policemen and wounded three civilians in an attack on police barracks in Ouacifs. The town is near Tizi Ouzou, where al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is known to operate.

Death in Libya Shows Problems With Loose Weapons

Security forces intercepted a Jeep near the Libyan border that was carrying five suspected members of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, along with weapons including antitank missiles and submachine guns. In the ensuing gunbattle, three militants were killed, two were captured, and documents belonging to AQIM leadership were confiscated.

Last orders: Algeria state closes tap on bars

Algerian Islamic leader opposes election

An Algerian Islamist leader threatened a Tunisian-type revolt. The threat came after parliamentary elections in which opposition parties claimed widespread fraud by the government.