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Sunday, April 03, 2011

Did AQIm Get SAMs from Libyan Insurvgents?

The algerian Government appears to believe that AQIM now has anti-aircraft missils it aquired from an al qaeda group now figthing with Libyan Rebels..... -Shimron Issachar *********************** ALGIERS - Algeria has tightened security at the border with Libya because of the situation there to "prevent any attempt of infiltration" of al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) on its territory, according to the daily “L’Expression”. According to the newspaper, some 7,000 policemen and five army battalions were dispatched to the Algerian-Libyan border to include "any attempt to prevent delivery of weapons and infiltration" of members of AQIM in Algeria. This information has not been confirmed by official sources.

  • AQIM "managed to acquire heavy weapons and anti-aircraft missiles from its new allies, the Libyan insurgents," said L'Expression citing "security sources".

  • "The alert is maximum especially that the head of state will make a visit on April 5 in Tamanrasset. There is no question of leaving the slightest flaw in the security grid in the south," said the French-language daily.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will make Tuesday a working visit and inspection in the Department of Tamanrasset in the far south of Algeria, according to an official source.

The Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci said March 24 that the events in Libya might encourage "terrorism" in an interview with L'Expression.

"What happens in Libya can be considered one more chance we give to terrorists," he said, holding that this situation will be "exacerbated by foreign intervention"

The Rest @ Ennahr Online

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