Libyan “Al-Qaeda member” killed by Algerian army
Tripoli, 26 December:
Algerian troops killed a Libyan citizen in an anti-terrorist operation in the Wilaya of Khenchela in the country’s east, the Algerian newspaper El Khabar reported today.
Initial investigations carried out by a special unit of the army showed that the individual, who was one of several killed, was a 30 year old Libyan national, and the newspaper described him as “one of the most dangerous members of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb”, but did not mention a name.
The operation had also provided the army with intelligence about three “terrorist training centres”, the newspaper said, including one in Tunisia’s Jendouba province which was supervised by Libyans who had crossed the border to train youths looking to go and fight government forces in Syria.
Three other militants were captured in the operation, El Khabar said, and one member of the Algerian government’s municipal guard was killed during fighting.
More from Libya Herald..
- French embassy bombed
By Michel Cousins.
Tripoli, 23 April 2013, 8.30 am:
A massive bomb exploded outside the French embassy in Tripoli this morning. “There is enormous destruction,” a French diplomat told the Lib...
- Oilfield security under review after Algerian attack
By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 16 January 2013:
Security is reported to be under review at Libyan oilfields following the attack early this morning, Wednesday, by Islamists on an oilfield just...
- Niger president claims bombers came from Libya
By Michel Cousins.
Tripoli, 25 May 2013:
Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has claimed that that the suicide bombers who carried out the two deadly attacks in the north of the country...
- All prisons must be under Ministry of Justice control
By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 31 March 2013:
Regarding the attack on the Ministry of Justice by militias this morning, both the Minister of Justice and Prime Minister condemned it at today’s p...
- Tunisia arrests Libyan “terrorist”
Tripoli, 17 June 2013:
Tunisia says it has arrested a Libyan “terrorist” who entered the country and is connected to militants linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) who have been involv...