Algeria: Al Qaeda Collapsing


November 20, 2007: Algerian terrorists have failed, in their attempt to revive their organization by merging with al Qaeda. Eight months of suicide bomb attacks have killed over a hundred people, and turned even more of the population against Islamic radicalism. In the last week, the army has killed a senior leader of "al Qaeda in North Africa," based on a tip from civilians. Another terrorist leader, Bouderbala Fateh, and two associates, was captured. The three were found in possession of 1,800 pounds of explosives and bomb making materials. These included two children's backpacks. While Islamic terrorists have some support among the population, most Algerians just want the Islamic terrorism out of their lives. Algerians still dislike the inept dictatorship that runs the country, but Islamic radicals are not seen as a viable alternative.


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