ALGIERS, July 20 (KUNA) -- Algerian troops eliminated 18 gunmen belonging
to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb throughout the country, an Algerian
security source said on Friday.
The troops managed to kill 11 armed men in an area of Tizi Ouzou district
(63 Kilometers east of Algiers), as a result of a combing operation that the
troops were conducting since Saturday of this week, the source said.
The troops also arrested eight more gunmen and seized their weapons during
the operation, the source added.
Furthermore, an outlawed military training camp was found and completely
demolished by the troops, according to the source.
To that, three terrorists were killed in Tipasa district (73 kilometers
west of Algiers), as the Algerian army also killed four terrorists in the
province of Boumedras (53 kilometers east of Algiers), including Abu-Hamza; a
senior leader at al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (end)
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