U.S. Airstrike in Libya Targets Planner of 2013 Algeria Attack

U.S. Airstrike in Libya Targets Planner of 2013 Algeria Attack Eric Schmitt, New York Times 15 June 2015 Image: An undated image of Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an Algerian militant leader reported to have been killed in an American airstrike.Creditvia Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — The United States carried out an airstrike in Libya early Sunday against the mastermind of the 2013 terrorist seizure of an Algerian gas plant that left

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Algeria evacuates 160 citizens from Yemen

Algeria evacuates 160 citizens from Yemen AFP 5 April 2015   Algeria evacuated 160 of its citizens from war-torn Yemen as a Saudi-led coalition continued a bombing campaign against rebel targets in the Arabian peninsula, national news agency APS reported. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called for the operation after monitoring the deteriorating security situation in Yemen in recent days, foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra said. Algeria has refused

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Algeria rules out terrorism in Mali plane crash

Algeria rules out terrorism in Mali plane crash   By Walid Ramzi in Algiers for Magharebia July 29, 2014   Algeria ruled out terrorism as the cause of the plane crash that killed 118 people last Thursday in northern Mali. Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on Saturday (July 26th) said that "targeting the plane with a missile at a height of 10,000 metres is difficult and requires sophisticated equipment". The Air Algerie plane leased from

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Country Profile: Algeria

Algeria, officially known as the “People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria,” is over ninety percent Berber. Yet it has been almost constantly colonized, conquered in turn by the Romans (first – fourth centuries), Arabs (eighth – eleventh centuries), Ottoman Empire (sixteenth – nineteenth centuries) and finally by the French (1830 – 1962.) The French actually made Algeria part of metropolitan France and many French citizens settled there.

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Algerians arrive to support Al-Qaeda in north Mali Sapa-AFP 25 November 2012   Several dozen Algerian jihadists have arrived in Timbuktu to support armed Islamist groups controlling northern Mali, who have toughened their application of strict Islamic law, security sources said Sunday. A member of Mauritania's National Guard smokes a cigarette in a desert area near Bassikounou Mohammed, a member of Mauritania's National Guard, smokes a cigarette

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29 November 2012, "Algeria Country Profile," By Genocide Watch 25 November 2012, "Algerians arrive to support Al-Qaeda in north Mali," By Sapa-AFP 21 September 2012, "Algeria highlights commitment to human rights treaties," By Middle East online 31 July 2012, "Algerian "dirty war" general may face Swiss trial," By Reuters 16 July 2012, "Bouteflika's Regime Continues to Fight the Press," By Arabic Network for Human Rights 18 June 2012, "Algeria:

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