Magharebia (Washington DC)

26 December 2012

Algeria Tightens Security Near Tunisia Border

The recent discovery of al-Qaeda cells in the western Tunisian regions of Kasserine and Jendouba led Algeria to boost security along its border, El Watan reported on Monday (December 24th).

The national gendarmerie created a special task force and increased aerial surveillance in the border regions of Tebessa and Souk Ahras.

Sixteen new gendarmerie guard posts will also be created along the 965km frontier, Liberte reported.

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