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Conflicting accounts emerge over AQIM leader's reported death




Chadian forces claim raid killed top Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpgChadian military forces operating in Mali claimed to have launched a successful counterterrorism raid against a jihadist base camp that killed top Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar. The death of Belmokhtar has not yet been confirmed by other sources.


Algerian experts seek to curb extremism in prisons




Government forces discovered weapons and explosives and killed two terrorists in the province of Tizi Ouzou; one died after an ambush near Tadmait and Drâa Ben Khedda, and the other was killed in Tleta Hidoussen. Six terrorists have been killed in the province this year.




Anxious Whispers in Tripoli




Authorities are carrying out DNA tests to confirm whether al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb commander Abu Zeid has been killed. A US official said reports of Zeid's death were "very credible."




One of 12 terrorists killed by security forces in operations on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 was the al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb emir for the town of Bordj Menaïel in Boumerdès province. Security forces arrested two men who had been recruited by the al Qaeda-linked Signed in Blood Battalion to spy on the Id Amenas facility before it was attacked. A longtime terrorist named Aboul-Abbas was sentenced to life in prison.




Interview with Abdelasiem El Difraoui on al Qaeda's use of visual media




Two Norwegians killed in Statoil In Aménas attack stopped explosion danger




Algerian troops killed four terrorists in Boukaal Medajadji in Chlef, and eight more in Timezrit in Boumerdès; three of the dead were wanted criminals. Bombs were defused and weapons were confiscated during the two operations.




Militants Crossed Africa for Siege, Algeria Probe Says




Sahel states must share intel, African expert warns




Algeria to involve public in securing borders




The Interior Ministry refused to license the Free Awakening Front, the country's first Salafist party, which had sought to hold its founding convention on Feb. 16. The Id Amenas gas facility, the site of last month's terrorist assault, will partially reopen starting next week.




How Europe Bankrolls Terror




US adds senior AQIM commander to terrorist list

Yahya-Abu-Hammam.jpgYahya Abu Hammam is al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's emir for the Sahel. He fought with GSPC, conducted several deadly attacks in Mauritania, and served as AQIM's emir for Timbuktu.


At Pentagon, 'pivot to Asia' becomes 'shift to Africa'




US and Algerian officials met in Algiers and agreed to cooperate in preventing terrorists from acquiring nuclear materials and illicit weapons. The officials are concerned that nuclear stocks from the Gaddafi regime are "within the reach of armed Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb groups."




The military killed two terrorists in Ihnouchène near Tisi Ouzou on Feb. 11. The day before, an armed group tried to kidnap a trader in Ihessnaouen, south of Tizi-Ouzou, and shot the trader's mother after he fled.




A Terror Leader Emerges, Then Vanishes, in the Sahara