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