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Algerian army, air force, national gendarmerie, and special operation forces are conducting guerilla training exercises near the southern border to prepare for possible clashes with armed Islamists in northern Mali. Algeria is also tightening border controls, to curb the "co-operation and co-ordination between smuggling gangs, armed terrorist groups and arms trade mafia along the border strip between Algeria and Tunisia."




US drone strategy in Yemen is fraught with peril




The Algerian military reportedly killed a "dangerous" Libyan member of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and detained three more fighters during a raid in Khenchela. An Algerian policeman was killed during the raid.




Terrorists killed an Algerian army colonel and wounded a guard near Bouira. The attack occurred as security forces were searching for a terrorist group in the area.




Maghreb countries boost border security




Al-Qaeda-affiliated cell dismantled in Tunisia




Salah Gasm, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's purported second in command, is rumored to have been captured outside of a restaurant of Cheurfa. The report is unconfirmed.




A leader from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's El Moulethemine Brigade reportedly turned himself in to authorities last week. The unnamed commander is reportedly wanted by INTERPOL.




Kidnappings Fuel Extremists in Western Africa




Can France and Algeria find common ground on Mali?




UN blacklists MUJAO




Plan for military intervention in Mali stalls




US adds West African group, 2 leaders, to terrorism list

MUJAO-French-Hostage-SITE-Video.jpgThe US government has added the al Qaeda-linked Movement for Tawhid [Unity] and Jihad in West Africa and two of its leaders to the list of global terrorists and entities. The group has named one of its units fighting in Mali after Osama bin Laden.


Algeria and Tunisia concluded two days of talks. Several cooperation agreements were signed, including joint counterterrorism efforts.




German Weapons Exports on the Rise as Merkel Doctrine Takes Hold




Boko Haram emir praises al Qaeda

Abubakar-Shekau.jpgAbubakar Shekau said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.


Turkish FM regards Algeria as strategic partner




The military killed four al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb fighters during a raid in the town of Bordj Menaiel in Boumerdes. The region is a known AQIM hotspot.




The Army claimed that it killed senior al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Rabah Makhfi, who is also known as Sheikh Nacer, and two others in Bejaia. Makhfi is thought to be AQIM's top military commander.




US, France assemble coalition to confront Islamists in Mali

The Islamist takeover of two-thirds of Mali this year has spurred the West as well as neighboring African countries to find a way to drive out the extremists.