Qaeda financier killed in Algeria

2013-01-05 16:45

Algiers - The Algerian army has identified one of seven armed Islamists killed east of the capital earlier this month as a key financier of the local affiliate of al-Qaeda, the El Watan newspaper reported on Saturday.

Izza Rezki, also known as Abou Djaffar, took up arms against the government in 1994, early in Algeria's devastating civil war, and was a key aide of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) leader Abdelmalek Droukdel, the paper said.

He and his comrades were killed on Tuesday in a major operation that is still underway in the Boumerdes region, 50km east of Algiers. A total of nine suspected militants have been killed in the offensive.

Rezki's reported killing follows those of Aqim spokesperson Salah Gasmi southeast of Algiers last month and of its commander for the mountainous Kabylie region, Rabah Makhfi, alias Cheikh Nacer, in Bejaia province, east of the capital, in November.

Aqim has remained active in Boumerdes and neighbouring Kabylie despite frequent raids by the army to curtail its activities.

  • furlong.lubisi.7 - 2013-01-05 17:17

    Another propaganda by the superpowers. When will it end!

  • gorden.norman - 2013-01-05 17:53

    The US has truly had succeeded by backing the Syrian rebels Islam is now turned on Al-qaeda this incident and early on today capturing in Syria Mohmmad Al-Zawahri brother of the terrorist Ayman Al-Zawahri , leader of Al-Qaeda organization.

  • Sibusiso - 2013-01-05 19:46

    How is affiliation to al Qaeda determined?If u both hate the US ,then u are affiliated to al Qaeda?

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2013-01-05 20:43

    Their is no end to this war!Only the second coming of Jesus (pbuh) will put and end to it.

      fort.horseman.7 - 2013-01-05 21:45

      The war against al Qaeda is percieved as a war against Islam,which technically means to destroy Islam, so it would mean that you have to annihilate 1.6 billion people.Doesnt sound like a very logical idea.

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