April 2010
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);4/28/2010, Vol. 191 Issue 4840, p16
The article reports on the aim of a joint command headquarters created to coordinate anti-al-Qaeda operations in the Sahara to increase the number of their soldiers to 75,000 by 2012 in Tamanrasset, Algeria. According to a presenter on a state television, the joint headquarters have 25,000 soldiers in 2010. The article highlights the belief of security experts that better regional cooperation is vital in controlling al Qaeda in the Sahara.


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