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Anti-terrorist fight in the Sahel: meeting to be held in Algiers

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A meeting of the working group on terrorism will be held in Algiers on Wednesday. The group of the Anti-Terrorism Global Forum, created in New York last September, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement

  • A meeting of the working group on terrorism will be held in Algiers on Wednesday. The group of the Anti-Terrorism Global Forum, created in New York last September, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
  • The group will hold its first meeting in Algiers on 16 and 17 November under the chairmanship of Algeria and Canada and will focus on the capacity and better ways to fight against terrorism in the Sahel-Saharan region.
  • This is a technical meeting which will be attended by experts in the framework of the activities of the Global Forum on Anti-terrorism. The first meeting had officially been held on 22nd and 23rd September, 2011 in New York.
  • Since 2010, four Sahelian countries, including Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, cooperate militarily as part of a Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff based in Tamanrasset, in the extreme south of Algeria.
  • Moreover, Algeria held on 7th and 8th September a conference on the partnership, security and development in the Sahel, which had established the foundations for partnership development and security between countries of the Sahel and the West.
  • The Libyan crisis and the proliferation of arms from this country, whose deposits were looted, worried the countries in the region, especially with the existence of terrorist groups and arms and drug traffickers.
  • Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a terrorist leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, has confirmed his organization’s acquisition of Libyan weapons during the conflict that led to the fall of the Gaddafi regime, in an interview with a Mauritanian online information agency.
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  • Ennaharonline/ M. O.

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