Algeria advances in war against Al Qaida

August 2007
Geo-Strategy Direct;8/1/2007, p12
The article reports that the Algerian Army, supported by paramilitary forces, has been combing the forests east of Algiers for Al Qaida fighters. Using Western-supplied night-vision systems, Algerian troops have been tracking Al Qaida movements and discovering strongholds near Algiers and other major cities. The Algerian Army has surrounded a force of 60 Al Qaida operatives in the Yakouren forest in the Berber province of Tizi Ouzou, about 100 kilometers east of Algiers.


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