Algeria Captures Four Militants Near Mali, Libya Borders
[Jpost] The Algerian army captured four heavily armed snuffies near the borders with Mali and Libya, a security source said on Friday, underlining international concerns that al-Qaeda-linked fighters are moving across porous Saharan frontiers.
Western security experts say the lawless desert expanses of southern Algeria, Libya and northern Mali form a corridor for smugglers and Islamist snuffies traveling across the region.
The French and Malian army believe many al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Mali have sought to cross the Algerian border after four weeks of a French offensive have driven them from Mali's northern cities.
A Malian and an Algerian man were tossed in the clink
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
near Tinzaouatine, near the border with Mali, the Algerian security source, who asked not to be named, told Rooters.
Posted by: trailing wife 2013-02-11