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Army Chief Calls for Thwarting Plots Targeting Algeria

Army Chief Calls for Thwarting Plots Targeting Algeria

Monday, 18 April, 2022 - 08:15
Chanegriha visits the troops on Saturday. (Defense Ministry)

Chief of Staff of the Algerian army Lieutenant General Said Chanegriha called for thwarting attempts to undermine the country’s territorial and public unity.

He warned of the "chronic fragile security" in the region, as well as the expansion of terrorism in neighboring countries and transnational organized crime.

Chanegriha addressed military officers on Saturday during a visit to a military facility in southern Algeria.

He underlined the importance of unity between the people and army, which allowed Algeria to defeat the scourge of barbaric terrorism, advance and develop.

He pointed to promoters of recent frantic campaigns against Algeria in betrayal of their homeland.

His remarks were a reference to Algerian opposition figures who live abroad and belong to the Rachad movement, which Algeria deems a terrorist group and has issued international arrest warrants against its members.

Many people have been detained charges of belonging to the movement.

The government has also designated the Kabylie separatist group (MAK) as terrorist organization. It is working on deporting its leader, Ferhat Mhenni, from Paris where he is currently residing.

“While Algeria needs to strengthen its national unity and prioritize the national interest, these mercenaries seek to sow discord and division among people and between Algerians and their army,” Chanegriha stressed.

He urged the soldiers to serve their country, preserving its supreme interests and enhance its security, stability and sovereignty to build the new Algeria.

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