Magharebia (Washington DC)

19 November 2012

Algeria: Droukdel Deputy Killed in Bejaia

One of three terrorists killed last Friday by Algerian troops in Bejaia was identified as the top al-Qaeda military commander for the Kabylie region, Tout sur l'Algerie quoted security sources as saying on Sunday (November 18th).

Makhfi Rabah, 45, aka Cheikh Abdenacer, joined armed groups in the 1990's and rose to become a lieutenant to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abdelmalek Droukdel. Last March, he was sentenced in absentia to death by a Bouira court for murder.

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