4 Terror Operatives Arrested in Eastern Algeria

Algerian counter-terrorism troops arrested four terror operatives linked in providing support to terrorist’s cells in the province of Batna, 400 kilometers southeast of Algiers, Defense Ministry announced on Monday.

The source specified that the four suspects were arrested after the exploitation of accurate intelligence by counter-terrorism troops.

Sometimes last month, a wide-scale counter-terrorism operation was conducted in the eastern region of Algeria, as six militants were killed and seven others arrested including five women.

Several individuals were also arrested suspected of providing support to terrorist groups.

Located in a region plagued by unprecedented security and political instability, Algeria faces ongoing terrorist threats.

A few terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and recently established Daesh (ISIS) affiliate groups are still taking refuge in the dense woods in the north, and remote desert areas near the troubled Libya and Mali.

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