atories in Blood”.The hostage debacle has reminded

end to France’s Mali intervention.The French operation aims to drive back Islamist rebels who control vast swathes of territory, mainly in Mali’s north.The Islamist group employed a military tactic whereby one side hits a target Cheap NFL Jerseys away from the focal point of a battle, such as the gas plant near the Algerian town of In Amenas, Mesbah said.”This is a war which will last a very long time,” he added, in an allusion that more of the same is to come.Regional terrorism expert Mohamed Mokaddem said “terrorist groups want to transform the Algerian desert into an operational regrouping zone, if they’re under pressure in Mali,” adding that Algeria would not be able to go through the Mali intervention untouched.The kidnapping operation was carried out by heavily-armed radical Islamists from several foreign countries — Egypt, Mali, Tunisia, Niger, Mauritania and Canada — masterminded by an Algerian, Mokhtar Belmokhtar.Belmokhtar, a former member of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, did not take part in the operation but gave his orders to Mohamed Amine Bencheneb, whom Algiers said was killed in the army assault.Belmokhtar’s “Signatories in Blood” reportedly took two months to plan the hostage-taking operation, in Mali.Officials said Belmokhtar had created cells in Algeria that Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys security services dismantled in 2011, when Belmokhtar was still in AQIM. He left in October last year to form “Signatories in Blood”.The hostage debacle has reminded Algerians of the country’s long and bloody experience with radical Islamists and the government’s actions to suppress them.Algeria’s civil war, which broke out in 1992 after a general election that looked sure to bring Islamists to power was halted, killed 200,000 people, but the army managed to drive the most powerful militant Islamist leaders out of the country.Yet despite a relative peace born out of a national reconciliation in 2006 on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s move to grant amnesty to

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