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Intelligence agencies run al-Qaeda camp in North Africa

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An unpublished report by a government advisor and UN consultant, accused Algerian and Western security services of complicity in al-Qaeda terrorist activity across North Africa, Nafeez Ahmed of INSURGE Intelligence reports.

The report said that an al-Qaeda terrorist attack on the Tigantourine gas plant in Algeria was orchestrated by Algerian secret services, with the knowledge of US, French and British intelligence.

The instability in North Africa was being heavily blamed on the re-emergence of an off shoot of al-Qaeda,al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The group has orchestrated terror strikes from Burkino Faso to Ivory Coast.

The unpublished report, exclusively accessed by INSURGE Intelligence, revealed that the attack was secretly organised by the Algerian secret intelligence service DRS. The idea was to convince its Western allies to continue supporting domestic and regional counter-terrorism programmes.

US, British and French Intelligence agencies, who were aware of these connections, covered up the information to protect their considerable oil and gas interest in Northern African region.

The report was prepared by the International State Crime Initiative (ICSI) at Queen Mary University of London.

Jeremy Keenan,   social anthropologist who authored the report, stated that over the last decade DRS has run secret al-Qaeda training camp in the Tamouret region of Algeria Sahara, with the knowledge of Western government services.

Former AQIM member, interviewed by Keenan, revealed that high ranking army and DRS used to visit the camp frequently and Algerian army depots directly supplied weapons to them.

Detailed information on the identity of camp recruits, including DNA data, was routinely shared with Western intelligence officials, sources said to Keenan.


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