CAIRO Ñ Algeria reported major gains in another offensive against
Algerian security sources said the offensive began on Sunday in the
mountain region west of the capital. They said that so far more than 20
insurgents have been killed. Three Algerian soldiers were also killed in the
The heaviest fighting was reported in the Chelf province near the town
of Bouetab. The sources did not identify the insurgents who were killed.
The sources said Algerian special forces and helicopter units have
trapped 100 insurgents in the area of Bouetab. They said the insurgents were
hiding in underground bunkers.
In Cairo, Islamic sources said Egypt received several Islamic insurgents
extradited by Arab League members. They said the insurgents were arrested
and flown to Cairo by the governments of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.