were 58 terror related deaths in July, compared to 25 in June. So far this
year, Islamic terrorist activity has left 265 dead. During the 1990s, this was
a typical weekly death toll. Most of the dead have been terrorists, who have
tried to stage a number of attacks after joining al Qaeda earlier this
year. The terrorist efforts failed largely because most Algerians are
hostile to Islamic terrorism, no matter what it's called. Tips from civilians
are constantly leading police to terrorist hideouts.
July 31, 2007: It's been
revealed that last month, a prominent Algerian Islamic terror leader,
Benmessaoud Abdul Qader, surrendered. He reported that there were major
divisions in the terrorist leadership. Many Algerian Islamic radicals did not
want to declare themselves part of al Qaeda. Qader surrendered, in part, to
avoid assassination by his fellow Islamic terrorists. Death is the usual fate
of dissidents in Algerian Islamic terror organizations.
July 30, 2007: Police caught
and killed terrorist leader Sid Ali Rachid, and his deputy, east of the
capital. Rachid was the planner for the April bombings that killed 33,
and the July 11 bombing at an army base, that killed ten. Rachid was
located because of tips from local civilians. This is a common problem for the
terrorists, who are widely hated for their bloodthirsty ways.
July 27, 2007: Police
caught up with sixty Islamic terrorists who had attacked two police stations,
east of the capital, on July 14th. At least 22 terrorists were killed, and many
weapons, documents, and much cash, was recovered.
July 26, 2007: Southwest
of the capital, troops and police began searching for a group of a hundred or
so Islamic terrorists, who are reported seeking to attack a road building
project, and kidnap foreigners associated with that undertaking.