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ISIL recruitment drive ‘very worrisome’ to North African governments

ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, with control over large parts of Iraq and Syria, has set its sights on North Africa. Islamist sources said ISIL has intensified recruiting in several countries in North Africa. […]

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U.S. State Department warns against travel to Algeria

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has warned against visiting Algeria. The State Department said Americans face the prospect of abduction or bombings in Algeria. In its latest travel advisory, the department warned Americans against visiting the North […]

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Algeria, Tunisia close ranks against growing threat from Libyan chaos

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Officials said Algeria and Tunisia were engaged in consultations on border and other security cooperation. The officials said cooperation must be enhanced to stop the flow of Al Qaida-aligned fighters throughout North Africa. “There is […]

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Bomb kills seven soldiers in rare Al Qaida attack inside Algeria

Three soldiers and four auxiliaries were killed after a roadside bomb exploded in western Algeria.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Algerian Army has been rocked by an apparent Al Qaida bombing. At least seven soldiers were said to have been killed by an improvised explosive device on July 12 in western Algeria. Officials said […]

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Americans in Algeria warned of Independence Day attack

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has warned of an attack on hotels in Algeria. The State Department has urged employees of the U.S. embassy in Algiers to avoid American-owned or -operated hotels over July 4-5. The department […]

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Algeria fights infiltration of Al Qaida fighters from Libya, Tunisia, Mali

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria has reported an influx of foreign recruits for Al Qaida. Officials said the foreigners consisted mostly of Al Qaida fighters from such neighboring states as Libya, Mali and Tunisia. “The Council of Ministers was […]

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U.S. reports spreading Al Qaida ‘footprint’ in N. Africa, Levant

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Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. intelligence community has determined that Al Qaida was expanding in North Africa. Officials said Al Qaida has formed groups throughout North Africa and the Sahel regime. They cited the new Al Murabitoun, […]

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Bad weather blamed for Algerian C-130 crash that killed 73

Military transport plane slammed into Mount Fortas in Algeria's rugged eastern region on Feb. 11.  /EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria’s military was rocked by the crash of a U.S.-origin military transport. The Algerian Defense Ministry said at least 73 people were killed when a C-130 air transport crashed into a mountain some 500 kilometers […]

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Berber tribes with Al Qaida ties in southern Algeria near Mali threaten revolt

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria faces the prospect of a tribal revolt in the south. Algerian sources said powerful non-Arab tribes in the southern region were demanding autonomy amid accusations that the central government failed to provide basic services. […]

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Tattoos may confirm identity of Al Qaida deputy commander killed in Algeria

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria is said to have killed a leading member of Al Qaida. Security sources said the Algerian Army has killed the deputy commander of Al Qaida Organization in the Islamic Maghreb. The target was identified […]

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