Algeria has strengthened border security in anticipation of the anniversary of the Tiguentourine gas plant siege, and last week announced the disruption of a terrorist cel that had plans to attack oil and gas facilities. The army also arrested “twelve smugglers of different nationalities,” seizing “vehicles, trucks and foodstuffs” on Jan. 19 and 20 in the south of the country. The government has introduced a bill intended to disrupt financing of terrorist groups. The Foreign Ministry urged warring Yemeni parties to reach accord in that conflict.
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