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26/03/2017 06:26

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ALGIERS- A combined detachment of the People’s National Army discovered Friday, in Tizi Ouzou, a weapons’ cache containing arms and foodstuffs, as well a large quantity of medicines, said the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against terrorism, and following a search operation conducted in the area of Ait Meslayen, in Tizi Ouzou (1st military region), a combined detachment of the People’s National Army discovered yesterday, 24 March 2017, a weapons cache containing one (01) PMAK Kalashnikov-type submachine gun, two handmade grenades, one loader for FMPK-type heavy machine, foodstuffs and a large quantity of medicines,” said the source.

Furthermore, and as part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of the People’s National Army intercepted in “Tamanrasset and Ain Guezzam (6th military region), five (05) smugglers and seized 2 all-terrain vehicles, 4 metal detectors, 2 jackhammers, 2 generators and a satellite phone,” added the ministry’s communiqué.

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ALGIERS- Two drug traffickers were intercepted and 250 kilograms of cannabis resin were seized Wednesday, by a detachment of the People’s National Army and units of the National Gendarmerie in Tlemcen said Thursday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a detachment of the People’s National Army and units of the national gendarmerie, in coordination with the Customs units intercepted, on 22 March 2017 in Tlemcen (2nd military region), two (02) drug traffickers and seized 250 kilograms of cannabis resin,” said the source.

In Tamanrasset and Ain Guezzam (6th military region), detachments of the People’s National Army “arrested eight (08) smugglers and seized one truck, 2 all-terrain vehicles, 3,600 litres of fuel, 24 jackhammers and 27 generators,” while “40 quintals of tobacco were seized in Al Oued (4th military region).”

On the other hand, units of the border guards “thwarted, in Oran and Ain Temouchent (2nd military region), attempts at illegal immigration of 28 people aboard hand-made crafts,” while units of the National Gendarmerie and the Border Guards “arrested, in Tlemcen (2nd military region), Ouargla, and Ghardaia (4th military region), 32 illegal immigrants from various nationalities.”

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ALGIERS- Four terrorist bunkers were destroyed Sunday by an Army detachment while seven members of terrorist supporting groups were arrested in Boumerdes and Sid Bel Abbes, the ministry of National Defence said in a statement. 

In a counterterrorism operation "a detachment of the People's National Army destroyed four terrorist bunkers in Bejaia (5th military district) on 19 March 2017, while other detachments and National Gendarmerie units, in coordination with national police, arrested seven members of terrorist supporting groups in Boumerdes  (1st military district) and Sidi Bel Abbes (2nd military district)," the statement said.

As part of their fight against smuggling and organized crime, National Gendarmerie units "intercepted in Sidi Bel Abbes (2nd military district) two drug traffickers and seized 7.7 kilogrammes of cannabis."

Another Army detachment "seized two lorries loaded with 45 quintals of tobacco in Biskra (4th military district)."

In Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th military district), Army units "arrested nine smugglers and seized a lorry, nine all-terrain vehicles, 16.7 tonnes of foodstuffs, 12,450 litres of fuel and 3,000 litres of cooking oil."

 

 

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ALGIERS- Fifteen (15) terrorist bunkers were destroyed Saturday, in Ain Defla, by a detachment of the People’s National Army while an individual supporting terrorist groups was apprehended in Khenchela said Sunday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of the People’s National army destroyed, on 18 March 2017, in Ain Defla (1st military region), 15 bunkers for terrorists containing foodstuffs and four (04) binoculars,  while units of the National Gendarmerie apprehended one individual supporting terrorist groups in Khenchela (5th military region),” said the communiqué.

Furthermore, and as part of the fight against organized crime, units of the National Gendarmerie and the border guards seized in Tlemcen (2nd military region), a quantity of cannabis resin amounting to 100 kilograms and 2,800 litres of fuel, while a detachment of the People’s National Army seized a truck loaded with nine (09) tons of foodstuffs in Ain Guezzam.”

On the other hand, units of the border guards “thwarted, in Annaba (5th military region), attempts at illegal immigration of 41 people aboard a hand-made craft, while 12 illegal immigrants from various nationalities were apprehended in Ain Temouchent ,  Adrar and Ain Guezzam,” added the communiqué.

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ALGIERS- Five terrorist bunkers were destroyed and three members of terrorist supporting groups arrested on Friday by Army detachments and National Gendarmerie units, the ministry of National Defence said Saturday in a statement.

In counterterrorism operations, "detachments of the People's National Army destroyed five terrorist bunkers on 17 March 2017 in Ain Defla, Tizi Ouzou (1st military district) and Bordj Bouariridj (5th military district)."

In addition, "National Gendarmerie units arrested three members of terrorist supporting group in Oran and Sidi Belabes (2nd military district)," the statement added.

 

In the fight against smuggling and organized crime, National Gendarmerie and border guard units arrested three drug traffickers and seized a quantity of cannabis, amounting to 103.25 kilogrammes, in Sidi Belabes and Tlemcen (2nd military district). 

 

 

 

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 19:11

Two terrorists killed in Jijel

ALGIERS- Two terrorists have been killed and two Kalashnikov submachine guns have been recovered by an Army detachment, Thursday, in an operation conducted in El Milia, province of Jijel (359-km east of Algiers), the ministry of National Defence said in a statement.

In a counterterrorism operation "a detachment of the People's National Army, from the operational section of Jijel (5th military district), has killed two terrorists on 16 March 2017," the statement said. 

The Army detachment has recovered "two Kalashnikov submachine guns, three loaded magazines, a handmade grenade and a pair of binoculars, in a quality operation in El Ghedir, commune of El Milia," according to the statement.

"The operation is still underway."

 

 

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ALGIERS- Six bunkers, two handmade cannons and six bombs have been destroyed Tuesday in Bouira, Boumerdes, Bordj Bou Arreridj and Skikda by an Army detachment, the ministry of National Defence said Wednesday in a statement. 

"In counterterrorism operations, a People's National Army detachment has destroyed on 14 March 2017 in Bouira, Boumerdes (1st military district), Bordj Bou Arreridj and Skikda (5th military district) six bunkers used by terrorists, two handmade cannons and six bombs," the ministry of National Defence said.

In addition, and in operations to fight smuggling and organized crime, Army detachments, in coordination with the Algerian customs, "arrested six drug traffickers and seized a large quantity of cannabis amounting to 549.85 kilogrammes in Oran and Tlemcen (2nd military district)."

Another Army detachment "arrested four drug traffickers in Bechar (3rd military district) and seized a quantity of cannabis (500 kilogrammes)." 

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ALGIERS- Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah received Sunday, in Algiers, Lieutenant General Sheng Liu, the deputy head of China's PLA (People's Liberation Army) General Logistics Department, the ministry of National Defence said in a statement.

The audience granted to Lieutenant General Sheng Liu, at his request, was an opportunity for the two sides to express their "willingness to step up bilateral cooperation in the light of the traditional relations between the two countries," the statement noted.

The top Chinese official is on a visit to Algeria from 12 to 15 March, as part of bilateral cooperation between the People's National Army and China's People's Liberation Army.

Lieutenant General Sheng Liu will meet the commanders of the different Algerian forces and the chiefs of cooperation departments at the ministry of National Defence.

 

 

 

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ALGIERS- Thirteen (13) smugglers were arrested Saturday in the South of the country by detachments of the People’s National Army  who seized vehicles, foodstuffs and other objects said Sunday, the ministry of national Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, Army detachments arrested on 11 March 2017 in El Oued (4th military region), Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Ain Guezzam (6th military region) thirteen (13) smugglers and seized three all-terrain vehicles, one (01) truck, 5.5 quintals of foodstuffs, 23 power generators, 24 jackhammers and 6129 units of various drinks,” said the source.

Furthermore, and as part of the fight against illegal immigration, detachments of the People’s National Army, units of the National Gendarmerie and the border guards “intercepted in various operations conducted in Tlemcen (2nd military region), Constantine (5th military region) and Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th military region), 28 illegal immigrants from various African nationalities.”

In the same regard, units of the border guards “thwarted, in Mostaganem (2nd military region), an attempt at illegal immigration of 4 people aboard a home-made craft,” underlined the ministry.

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ALGIERS- Two (02) terrorists were killed and two (02) individuals supporting terrorist groups were arrested following an operation conducted in downtown Bordj Bou Arreridj, said the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the efficient use of information, a detachment of the People’s National Army coming under the operational sector of Bordj Bou Arreridj (5th military region) killed two terrorists and arrested two individuals supporting terrorist groups on 11 march 2017, following a quality operation conducted in downtown Bordj Bou Arreridj,” said the statement.

The criminals are "Y. Boubeker," who joined terrorist groups in 2009 and "K. Abdessalem," who joined terrorist groups in 2010, noted the source.

“This quality operation allowed recovering two Kalashnikov-type submachine guns, an automatic gun, three pairs of binoculars and five loaded magazines,” said the ministry’s statement.

 

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ALGIERS- A quantity of 150 litres of nitric acid, a hazardous substance used in the manufacturing of explosives  was discovered Tuesday by detachment of the People’s National Army near Azazga (Tizi Ouzou) said Wednesday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of the People’s National Army discovered yesterday 7 March 2017, near Azazga, in the province of Tizi Ouzou (1st military region), five (05) plastic barrels full of 150 litres of nitric acid, a hazardous substance used in the manufacturing of explosives,” said the ministry.

“This operation adds to that conducted by Army detachments that enabled the discovery of a large quantity of chemical products used in the manufacturing of explosives, and thus, at the level of Chabet El-Ameur, between the provinces of Boumerdes and Tizi Ouzou (1st military region),” added the source.

In the same regard, and thanks to the “efficient” use of information, detachments of the People’s National Army and units of the National Gendarmerie intercepted “five (05) individuals supporting terrorist groups in Bordj Omar Idris (4th military region) and Tizi Ouzou (1st military region), and destroyed two (02) shelters for terrorists in Boumerdes (1st military region) and Batna (5th military region),” added the statement.

As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of the People’s National Army and units of the National Gendarmerie “arrested in Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Tamanrasset (6th military region) 15 smugglers, 5 illegal immigrants from various African nationalities and seized two trucks, an all-terrain vehicle, 3,600 litres of fuel and 5 metal detectors,” concluded the ministry.

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 10:39

Four terrorists identified in Boumerdes

ALGIERS- Two terrorists eliminated and two others captured in a military operation conducted recently by the People's National Army forces in the town of Dellys, province of Boumerdes, have been identified, the ministry of National Defence said Tuesday in a statement.

The four terrorists are "L. Sid Ali alias Youcef Abou Abdessamed joined the terrorist groups in 2001, K. Karim alias Kaakaa become a terrorist group member in 2008, R. Abdeslam alias Abdelkader joined terrorist groups in 2011 and T. Mustapha," the source added.

Two terrorists were killed and two others captured on 6 March 2017, in a counterterrorism operation conducted by the People's National Army, in Dellys, province of Boumerdes (1st military district), recovering four firearms and a quantity of munitions, according to the ministry of Defence's statement.

 

The operation is "part of a series of achievements made by our forces and shows their strong will to eliminate the remnant terrorists in our country," the statement said. 

 

 

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ALGIERS- Detachments of the People’s National Army detroyed Tuesday, in Jijel and Skikda, 11 caches for terrorists, 6 bombs and 3 homemade cannons, said Wednesday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against terrorism, detachments of the People’s National Army destroyed in Jijel and Skikda (5th military region), on 21 February 2017, eleven (11) caches for terrorists, six -06) bombs and three (03) homemade cannons,” said the source.

Furthermore, and as part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of the Army, in coordination with the units of the National Gendarmerie and the customs “apprehended five (05) drug smugglers in Sidi Bel Abbes and Tlemcen (2nd military region) and seized one truck, a commercial vehicle and a transport-vehicle loaded with 562.74 kilograms of cannabis resin.”

In Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th military region), detachments of the Army “seized one (01) all-terrain vehicle, 2 motorcycles, 2,580 units of detergent products, 1,800 litres of fuel, 3 metal detectors, and a jackhammer.”

On the other hand, “two smugglers were apprehended aboard a vehicle loaded with 830 units of various drinks in El Oued (4th military region), and six illegal immigrants were arrested by detachments of the People’s National Army in Ouargla and Adrar,” concluded the communiqué.

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ALGIERS- Six arms bunkers, two shells and homemade canon were destroyed Saturday by Army detachments respectively in Bouira and Boumerdes, the ministry of National Defence said Sunday in a statement.

"As party of counterterrorism campaigns, detachments of the People's National Army destroyed on 18 February 2017, six terrorist bunkers in Bouira (125-km southeast of Algiers), in addition to two shells and a homemade canon in Boumerdes (1st military district)," the ministry said.

In the fight against smuggling and organized crime, an Army detachment and National Gendarmerie officers "arrested in Oran (2nd military district) eight drug traffickers and seized one kilogramme of cocaine, while three smugglers were arrested aboard two lorries carrying 8,535 units of different drinks, in El-Oued and Ouargla (4th military district)."

Detachments of combined Army forces "intercepted eight smugglers in Tamanrasset and In-Guezzam (6th military district) and seized a lorry, six vehicles and six metal detectors, while 53 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities have been arrested in Tamanrasset, Tlemcen, Bechar and Adrar".

In addition, coastguard units in Annaba (5th military district) "thwarted illegal migration attempts by 36 people aboard a makeshift boat," the statement concluded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ALGIERS- Two (02) terrorist bunkers were destroyed in a combing operation carried out Sunday, in Bejaia, by a detachment of the People’s National Army said Monday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against terrorism and in a search operation carried out in Bejaia, a detachment of the People’s National Army discovered and destroyed on 5 February 2017, 2 bunkers for terrorists,” said the Ministry.

Furthermore, as part of measures to strengthen border security and the fight against organized crime, detachments of the Army and units of the National Gendarmerie “apprehended, in Al Oued (4th military region), Relizane and Tlemcen (2nd military region), six (6) drug traffickers and seized a quantity of cannabis resin amounting to two (02) quintals and forty-nine (49) kilograms, as well as 10,930 units of various drinks and three vehicles,” while another detachment of the People’s National Army seized, on 6 February 2017, in Djebel Antar, province of Bechar (3rd military region), a quantity of 175 kg of cannabis resin.”

In Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th military region), detachments of the Army “intercepted smugglers aboard four (04) trucks, and two (02) all-terrain vehicles and seized 38 tons of foodstuffs, 4,000 litres of cooking oil, 34,628 medicine tablets, 11,520 units of detergents, 3,350 litres of fuel and four (04) metal detectors.”

In addition, “other detachments arrested in Tamanrasset, Ain Guezzam, Ghardaia, Tlemcen and Bechar, forty-seven (47) illegal immigrants of various nationalities,” concluded the source. 

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ALGIERS- A terrorist bunker containing four mortar shells and explosive materials was destroyed and three (03) individuals supporting terrorist groups were arrested Sunday, by detachments of the People’s National Army in various operations in Boumerdes, Tizi Ouzou and Bejaia, said Monday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against terrorism, and thanks to the exploitation of information, combined detachments of the People’s National Army destroyed, on 22 January 2017, a terrorist bunker containing four mortar shells and explosive materials, and arrested three (03) individuals supporting terrorist groups in various operations carried out in Boumerdes, Tizi Ouzou (1st military region) and Bejaia (5th military region),” said the source.

Furthermore, and as part of securing borders and the fight against organized crime, a combined detachment of the People’s National Army, in coordination with units of the Customs “seized, in Tlemcen (2nd military region), five (05) quintals of cannabis resin, and 100 grams of cocaine,” while, in El Oued (4th military region), another detachment “seized 120 quintals of tobacco.”

In Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Ain Guezzam (6th military region), units of the Army “arrested 3 smugglers and seized 5 all-terrain vehicles, 11 motorcycles, 9 metal detectors, 7 binoculars, and explosives.”

On the other hand, detachments of the People’s National Army and units of the national Gendarmerie “arrested, in Biskra (4th military region) and Bechar (3rd military region), 49 illegal immigrants of various nationalities,” concluded the communiqué.

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Saturday, 21 January 2017 17:54

Army discovers arms cache in Tamanrasset

ALGIERS- An arms cache containing 22 weapons and munitions of different calibres was found Friday in the south of Tamanrasset (1970-km south of Algiers) by an Army detachment, the ministry of National Defence said Saturday in a statement.

"A detachment of the People's National Army discovered yesterday, 20 January 2017, in a search patrol near the border in the south of Tamanrasset (6th military district), an arms cache containing 22 weapons and ammunition," the statement noted.

The cache contained "one 60 mm calibre mortar, one rocket-launcher RPG-7, one  rocket-launcher RPG-2, one canon SPG-9, two 14.5 mm calibre machine guns, one 12.7 mm calibre machine gun, one PKT machine gun, two FMPK machine guns, nine Kalashnikov submachine guns, two semi-automatic submachine guns Simonov, one repeater, in addition to a large quantity of munitions of different calibres."

The find "shows once again the commitment and determination of the People's National Army to secure the borders and foil any attempt to harm the integrity and security of national territory," the statement stressed.

 

 

 

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ALGIERS- One drug trafficker was apprehended Tuesday, in Biskra, by a detachment of the People’s National Army who also seized a quantity of eight (08) quintals of cannabis resin said Wednesday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a detachment of the People’s National Army “apprehended, on 17 January 2017 in Biskra (4th military region), a drug trafficker aboard a truck loaded with a large quantity of cannabis resin amounting to 8 quintals,” added the ministry.

In the same regard, detachments of the Army and the national Gendarmerie, in coordination with the National Police “arrested six drug traffickers and seized 195 kilograms of cannabis resin in Al Bayadh, Sidi Bel Abbes and Tlemcen (2nd military region).”

On the other hand, units of the national Gendarmerie and the border guards “foiled in Tlemcen (2nd military region) and Biskra (4th military region), attempts to smuggle 4,200 litres of fuel and 2,852 units of various drinks.”

Furthermore, detachments of the People’s National Army “arrested in Adrar, Ouargla, and Tamanrasset 106 illegal immigrants of various African nationalities and seized nine (09) metal detectors and one satellite phone.”

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ALGIERS- Two terrorists were eliminated and their arms recovered by a an Army's detachment Wednesday evening in Skikda (510-km east of Algiers), while National Gendarmerie units arrested in Boumerdes two terrorist supporting people, the ministry of National Defence said Thursday."

As part of its counterterrorism action, a People's National Army detachment from the operation section of Skikda (5th military district) eliminated yesterday, 11 January 2017, two terrorists in an ambush near Boudoukha, commune of Ain Kechra," the statement said.

As a result of the operation, the army "recovered a Kalashnikov submachine gun, a Semenov semiautomatic rifle and a quantity of ammunition," the statement noted.

In addition, National Gendarmerie "arrested in Boumerdes (1st military district), two terrorist supporting people," the statement.

 

 

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 13:48

114 kg of cannabis resin seized in Tlemcen

ALGIERS- A total of 114 kilograms of cannabis resin were seized Tuesday, by a detachment of the People’s National Army and units of the border guards in the province of Tlemcen said Wednesday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of securing borders and the fight against organized crime, a detachment of the People’s National Army and units of the border guards seized, on 10 January 2017 in Tlemcen (2nd military region), 114 kg of cannabis resin while another combined detachment arrested a smuggler aboard a truck loaded with 3.28 quintals of tobacco in Al-Oued (4th military region),” said the source.

“In separate operations carried out in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Ain Guezzam (6th military region), detachments of the Army intercepted 12 smugglers and seized 3 all-terrain vehicles, 1.675 tons of foodstuffs, 1600 litres of fuel, 3 jackhammers and one satellite phone,” added the communiqué.

On the other hand, Army detachments arrested in Biskra, Ghardaia, and Bordj Badji Mokhtar “87 illegal immigrants of African nationalities, while units of the National Gendarmerie foiled an attempt of illegal immigration of 7 people in Ain Temouchent (2nd military region),” concluded the Ministry of National Defence.

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