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Al-Qaida launches major attack in Algeria

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posted on Jan, 6 2003 @ 12:43 PM
Al-Qaida forces are suspected of being behind an ambush of Algerian security forces that resulted in 43 deaths including 39 members of the country's security forces.

The attack took place late Saturday night in the Batna region's Aures mountain range in the southeast part of the country about 260 miles form the capital city of Algiers. An elite paratrooper unit of the Algerian army was the target.

posted on Jan, 6 2003 @ 05:24 PM
Very interesting link nyeff, thanks.

I can't help but wonder how Al-Qaida obtained the information that allowed them to deploy in sufficient strength and firepower to engage the Special Forces and do such damage (internal security leak?).

It will be interesting to see what the Algerian repose to this attack will be.

Thanks again,

posted on Jan, 6 2003 @ 05:33 PM
I'am not sure how reliable this source is,at this point.I find dirrerent totals of dead and wounded to very different for report to report.

11 persons killed a terrorist attack in Algeria

Algeria: 56 Dead

I think it will change even more,in the next couple of day's.

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