Algeria: al-Qaeda recruits intercepted?

Algerian security forces claim to have intercepted three Libyan men, on their way to join “Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb,” the terrorist network’s wing in North Africa. [AlJazeera, May 12] Three Algerian soldiers were killed by a bomb blast in the country-side east of Algiers [May 14]. The Algerian army has stepped up its assault on the country’s Islamist militants, and now faces sharper reprisals. [Reuters, May 14]

From Security Briefs, May 14

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