Fifteen soldiers killed in Kabylia as reorganized terrorist groups go on attack
Two days after the reelection of 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fourth term, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, reorganized terrorists groups to go on the attack the region of Iboudrarene in Kabylia. Fifteen Algerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on a convoy in Djurdjura Mountains 130 kilometers east of the capital Algiers.
The moment chosen by al-Qaeda's North African branch, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM fighters to perpetrate their attack is one of great concern.
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - There have been noticeable movements of terrorist groups that are not familiar to the region over the past several months. Security has since been tightened in places reputed to be strongholds of Islamic insurgents.
Increased attacks between the country's security services against these groups led them to be confined to isolated regions, such as the Kabylia Mountains, which is east of the capital.
Islamic armed groups, or IAG were led during the 1990s time by Ait Ziane, who was the emir of the region at the time. These groups have staged dozens of terrorist attacks both against soldiers and unarmed civilians.
The local populace here sees them as accountable for many massacres and widespread devastation.
The moment chosen by al-Qaeda's North African branch, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM fighters to perpetrate their attack is one of great concern. The attacks occurred in the region of Kabylia, while it was preparing to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Black Spring. The Black Spring refers to the violent disturbances and political demonstrations by Kabylian activists in the regions of Tizi-Ouzou, Bejaia and Bouira in the center of the country in 2001. These painful events were met by repressive police measures and became a potent symbol of Kabylia in disagreement with the national government. The Kabylia Mountains lives in a terrible fear of resumption of renewed terrorist activities.
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