Category Archives: ALGERIA

NIGERIA’S SATELLITES CAPTURE BAGA EVENTS..EVIDENCE AND REVIEW STRONGLY SUGGESTS ARBITRARY ANALYSIS AND EXTRAPOLATION BY HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

China’s Long March-3B carrier rocket lifts off at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Dec. 20, 2011, successfully sending the US$311 million Nigerian communication satellite, NIGCOMSAT-1R, into orbit at 00:41 Beijing Time (Photo Credit: XINHUA) THE … Continue reading

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WHY WE TAKE FOREIGN HOSTAGES – ANSARU

ANSARU terrorists PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES VANGUARD April 26, 2013 ABUJA Ansaru,a breakaway militant group from Boko Haram which kidnapped seven foreign construction workers in Bauchi has explained why the group abduct foreign hostages, saying it was meant to send a … Continue reading

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ALGERIA, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MAURITANIA, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

JSTF KILL TWO SUSPECTED GUNMEN, ARREST FOUR OTHERS IN BOTCHED ATTACK ON A KANO CHECKPOINT

An Otokar Cobra APC on urban counterterrorism counterinsurgency patrols NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA February 24, 2013 Kano The Joint Security Task Force (JTF) on Saturday shot dead two suspected gunmen and arrested four others in the Kano metropolis. An eyewitness … Continue reading

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MALIAN AUTHORITIES DETAIN SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN MOPTI; NIGERIAN, ALGERIAN AND SIX MALIANS NABBED

Two of the nabbed terrorists, almost certainly the Nigerian and Algerian PHOTO CREDIT: EURONEWS EURONEWS 5 February, 2013 In Mali, authorities have started questioning suspected rebel soldiers in the central town of Mopti. Eight suspects have been brought to Mopti‚Äôs … Continue reading

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U.K. MAY TRAIN ALGERIAN ARMY IN COUNTER-TERRORISM

BLOOMBERG January 30, 2013 U.K. Special Forces may train the Algerian Army in counter-terrorism techniques as part of a security partnership agreed between Prime Minister David Cameron and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Cameron, the first U.K. premier to visit Algeria … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ALGERIA, ARMED CONFLICT, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ALGERIA HOSTAGE CRISIS: MILITANTS FROM AT LEAST 6 NATIONS…TERRORISTS’ COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN NOW KNOWN

Algerian gendarmes on counterterrorism operations ALGIERS, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) The militants, who attacked a gas field facility and abducted hundreds of people in southeastern Algeria, are from at least six countries, Algerian Minister of Communication Mohamed Said said Sunday. The … Continue reading

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RECORDED NUMBER OF TERROR ATTACKS DROPS IN ALGERIA..2012 WAS THE CALMEST YEAR FOR A DECADE

Algerian gendarmes on counterterrorism operations MAGHAREBIA 2013-01-08 By Walid Ramzi for Magharebia in Algiers Algerian security reports describe 2012 as the calmest year in the last decade.Armed attacks fell to their lowest level since 2002, with the most significant decrease … Continue reading

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ALGERIAN SECURITY FORCES KILL 13 TERRORISTS

AQIM – disliked interlopers MAGHAREBIA 2013-01-03 By Nazim Fethi for Magharebia in Algiers Algerian terrorists suffered two major blows within the first 24 hours of 2013. A total of thirteen terrorists were killed in two separate operations carried out by … Continue reading

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ARMED GROUPS, ANSAR DEEN AND MNLA, PROMISE NOT TO DESTABILIZE NORTHERN MALI

Malian terrorists onboard a gun-truck(aka ‘technical’) ALGIERS, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and Ansar Dine,two armed groups that control northern Mali, said here Friday that they are committed to not engaging in any “destabilizing … Continue reading

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FRENCH NATIONAL KIDNAPPED IN NORTHERN NIGERIA…2 PERSONS KILLED

Men of the Police Mobile Force(MOPOL) on foot patrol in a terror-afflicted zone 20/12/2012 by Aminu Abubakar KANO, Nigeria (AFP) A group of 30 gunmen who stormed a residence in northern Nigeria where expatriate workers were staying kidnapped a French … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 NIGERIA POLLS, AFRICA, AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, AL SHABAAB, ALGERIA | 41 Comments