Despite spending billions of dollars to reinforce border security, Algeria remains incapable of securing its large desert borders where terrorist and trafficking networks are taking advantage of the porous and low-monitored borders, HS Jane’s Information Group said. Algeria, Africa’s largest country, shares borders with six countries, all of them are closed with the exception of its land frontiers with Tunisia. Yet, there is a silently brewing lack of trust between Sahel countries and Algeria on the issue of terrorism. International reports have also accused Algeria of cooperating with Ansar Eddine and its leader Ag Ghali to quell the separatist ambitions of the secular Azawad movement. The four terrorist groups were brought together under the command of Ag Ghali.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 18, 2018 22:07 UTC