Algerian troops retrieve war arsenal on Libyan border: Defense Ministry
Algiers, Algeria (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Algerian troops on Friday discovered a load of war weapons in Debdeb, the province of Illizi, on the border with Libya, according to a statement from the Defense Ministry.
The troops deployed on the border with Libya retrieved arms of different types in addition to ammunition and bullets of various calibers.
Hundreds of thousands of soldiers have been deployed all along the Libyan border to foil intrusion of arms and terrorists.
Following the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, several terror groups emerged in Libya and grew stronger after they put their hands on the arsenals of the collapsed government.
Located in a region plagued by unprecedented security and political instability, experts believe Algeria faces ongoing terror threats.