A Moroccan terrorist eliminated and a Libyan arrested in Illizi
According to informed sources, the combined forces of the Algerian National People's Army and border guards, managed to arrest two terrorists and eliminate two others who belong to the organization of al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb AQIM.
- The operation took place during an ambush near the Algerian-Libyan border, east of the region of Debdab, following information received from the monitoring units of the Algerian intelligence, reporting that all-terrain vehicles “Toyota station” would infiltrate an area not far from the military grouping.
Several units of the national army were then deployed to identify the region and ambush.
Assisted by a military helicopter, the army forces begin to take on the terrorists who attempted to flee. The clash lasted almost all day and ended with the arrest of two terrorists and the elimination of two others. Kalashnikovs were recovered along with ammunition and documents found on a Libyan terrorist.
The two terrorists arrested were taken to a barracks for questioning. This is a Libyan terrorist, "Abu Muslim," alias Abidi Ghanem Fardjallah, a known leader within the organization of al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and a Moroccan terrorist, infiltrated in Algeria in recent months to go to Libya. According to our sources, the Moroccan terrorist is wanted by Moroccan authorities for his links to the Salafist jihadi groups in Morocco.
Ennahar / Issam Benmohamed