The presidents of Algeria and Benin announced that they would ramp up cooperation in counterterrorism operations. Despite political tensions, the Moroccan and Algerian intelligence services are also reported to have remained cooperative.
An Algerian court has issued a letter of request for Moroccan judicial authorities to provide the identity of an Algerian arrested as a suspect in the jihadist murder of French hiker Hervé Gourdel. People’s National Army forces arrested three smugglers in the areas of Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezam. The Algerian parliament passed a […]
The People’s National Army arrested a terrorist and captured “a quantity of munitions and a pump-action shotgun” in the commune of Lakhdari 122 km east of Algiers.The Minister of Justice said that “Algeria … must fill counterterrorism loopholes contained in its Legislation.” Algeria and Nigeria jointly called for a political solution to the conflict in […]
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 […]
Officials announced a plan to monitor the illicit transit of nuclear material across its borders. Authorities also announced that Moroccan residents will no longer be able to get permanent resident visas due to security concerns, and expressed approval of a Libyan ceasefire.
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The Algerian Army recovered the body of French hiker Hervé Gourdel, who was abducted from the town of Akbil and beheaded by Islamic State-affiliated jihadists. The defense ministry announced the arrest of 12 suspected terrorists during operations conducted in the southern part of the country.
A source in the Algerian security forces said that Sharif and Said Kouachi, the French brothers of Algerian heritage responsible for the Charlie Hebdo massacre, had never visited the country. Other sources said the brothers’ father, who “hailed from Algeria’s eastern province of Souk Ahras,” had not visited the country in 20 years.