Counter-Terrorism: Terrorist, activating in Sahel, captured in southern Algeria

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Counter-Terrorism: Terrorist, activating in Sahel, captured in South

ALGIERS – The terrorist named “ Okbaoui Abdi” aka “Abdi Ould Barka” was captured, in the early hours of Wednesday, March 03rd, 2021, in Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the Sixth Military Region, said a statement from the Ministry of National Defense.

“As part of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of the People’s National Army captured, in the last few hours, the terrorist “ Akbaoui Abdi” aka “Abdi Ould Baraka” in Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the Sixth Military Region,” read the statement.

As such, the terrorist joined, in 2016, a terrorist group activating in the Sahel region, added the same source.

In addition, and “following a search and combing operation along the border strip at Bordj Badji Mokhtar, another detachment of the ANP discovered a cache of weapons and ammunition, containing a real arsenal composed of (02) Kalashnikov-type submachine guns, (03) ammunition magazines, (03) RPG-2 anti-tank rockets, (03) RPG-2 anti-personnel rockets, (01) FLG anti-personnel grenade, as well as (136 ) bullets, while another batch of (2485) bullets of different calibers was also seized in In Aménas,” concluded the same communiqué.

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