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Algeria considers Egypt alliance to confront Libyan terror threat

Algeria is alarmed at the rising security threat posed by radical jihadist groups in Libya.
Algerian Gendarmes take position on top of the Askrem Mountain near Tamanrasset,  some 2,000 km (1,243 miles) south of the Algerian capital Algiers, December 13, 2013. Picture taken December 13, 2013.  REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina (ALGERIA - Tags: MILITARY ENVIRONMENT) - RTX16JAC
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ALGIERS, Algeria — Earlier this month, the Algerian military said it was engaged in a sustained manhunt against terrorist elements that infiltrated Algerian territory across the desert in the regions of Tamanrasset, the capital of the Tuareg tribes, and in the nearby tourist town of Janet, which is close to the border with Libya.

Algeria’s military reported that the operation killed 10 “terrorists,” according to the latest toll, and revealed in the same context that it uncovered a hiding place under the sand holding a large cache of military hardware near the town of Janet.

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