ARCHIVES | APRIL 2020

30.04.2020
Coast Guards.. Rescue of a fisherman and recovery of four other bodies in Tipaza

    Further to a distress call, a Coast Guards unit rescued, yesterday 29th April 2020, during a search and rescue operation in offshore Bouharoune, wilaya of Tipaza in the 1st Military Region, one (01) fisherman and recovered the bodies of (04) others, following the sinking of their fishing boat. The shipwrecked were evacuated to Mustapha Pacha Hospital in Algiers.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of People's National Army intercepted, in Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In-Guezzam in the 6th Military Region, six (06) individuals and seized four (04) trucks, six (06) all-terrain vehicles, as well as (73.5) tonnes of foodstuff, (26.6) tonnes of cement and six (06) tonnes of detergents intended for smuggling.


    In addition, within the dynamics of the operations aiming to stem the spread of drug trafficking scourge in our country, Border guards seized (98) kilograms of treated, kif during a search patrol near the borders in Naama in 2nd Military Region.

29.04.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of one support element for terrorist groups in Skikda

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to intelligence exploitation, a detachment of People's National Army apprehended, on 28th April 2020, one (01) element of support for terrorist groups in Skikda in the 5th Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of PNA arrested fifteen (15) individuals and seized nine (09) trucks, two (02) all-terrain vehicles, (1.2) tones of foodstuff, (71,200) litres of fuel as well as (21) generators, (18) jackhammers and three (03) metal detectors, during separate operations carried out in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Region Military.

    On the other hand, elements of National Gendarmerie seized, in Skikda in the 5th Military Region, (26) kilograms of treated kif, while four (04) illegal hunting rifles and a quantity of cartridges were seized in Djelfa in the 1st Military Region and Tebessa in the 5th Military Region.

26.04.2020
Fight against smuggling and organized crime.. Seizure of an important quantity of treated kif in Bechar

    Within the framework the fight against smuggling and organized crime and in the dynamics of the operations aiming to defeat drug trafficking attempts in our country, elements of National Gendarmerie and Border Guards seized on 25th April 2020 in the border town of Beni Ounif/3rd MR, an important quantity of treated kif amounting to five (05) quintals and (20) kilograms, while three (03) drug traffickers were arrested and (89) kilograms of the same substance were seized in Tlemcen in 2nd MR.

 

    In addition, detachments of People's National Army seized, in Tamanrasset/6th MR and Tindouf/3rd MR, one (01) all-terrain vehicle, gold panning equipment and (840) litres of fuel, while elements of National Gendarmerie foiled a smuggle attempt of twelve (12) individuals in El-Tarf/5th MR.

25.04.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of a wanted terrorist in Illizi

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to intelligence exploitation, a detachment of People's National Army arrested, on 24th April 2020 in the border locality of Debdeb, wilaya of Illizi in 4th Military Region, the wanted terrorist (01) called "Younsi kouider", who joined terrorist groups in 2012.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime and within the dynamics of operations aiming to stem the drug scourge spread in our country, a combined detachment of the People's National Army seized, in coordination with the services of National Security in Tlemcen in the 2nd Military Region, an important quantity of treated kif amounting to (04) quintals and (45) kilograms, while elements of National Gendarmerie seized (30) kilograms of the same substance in Skikda in the 5th Military Region.

 

    In the same context and at the 2nd Military Region, elements of National Gendarmerie arrested, in Relizane, (04) drug traffickers and seized (14) kilograms of treated kif, while a combined detachment of PNA seized, in coordination with the Customs services, (1,500) psychotropic tablets in possession of two (02) drug traffickers who were on board two (02) tourist vehicles, in Mascara.

 

    Moreover, PNA detachments intercepted, in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, (36) individuals and seized (02) trucks, (09) all-terrain vehicles, (4.3) tones of food foodstuff intended for smuggling, as well as one (01) hunting rifle and (01) satellite phone, while other PNA detachments foiled smuggle attempts of (12,240) litres of fuel, during separate operations in Souk-Ahras, El-Tarf and Tebessa in the 5th Military Region. Furthermore, (93) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in Tamanrasset.

23.04.2020
Military Manufacturing.. Delivery of (1031) Mercedes-Benz multifunction vehicles

    Within the framework of efforts provided to improve and to encourage national production, through the development of different military industries, including the mechanical industry, to meet the needs of People's National Army structures and different national public and private companies, and under the supervision of the Military Manufacturing Department, (1031) Mercedes-Benz brand "Sprinter" and "Class G" multifunction and utility vehicles including personnel, school and ambulance vehicles, transmission and fire-fighting vehicles, manufactured by the Algerian Vehicle Manufacturing Company in Bouchakif "SPA SAFAV"/Tiaret/2nd MR, were delivered this Thursday, 23rd April 2020 to Tiaret in the 2nd Military Region, for the benefit of the Central Material Directorate under the Ministry of National Defence, as well as for the Ministry of Interior, Local Authorities and Town and Country Planning, the Ministry of Justice, the General Directorate of National Security, the General Directorate of Civil Protection, hospitals and public and private economic firms.

 

 

 

    It should be noted that this new delivery demonstrates, once again, the capacity of companies producing vehicles under the authority of People's National Army, to fulfil the needs expressed by its customers within the fixed deadlines, in the light of the strategy adopted by the Ministry of National Defence with the different concerned structures and companies, aiming to revive and revitalize the national industry and to provide high quality products with international standards.

 

 

23.04.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of three elements of support for terrorist groups in Oran and Ghardaia

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to intelligence exploitation, detachments of People's National Army apprehended, on 22nd April 2020, three (03) elements of support for terrorist groups in Oran in 2nd Military Region and Ghardaia in the 4th Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a combined detachment of People's National Army arrested, in coordination with the Customs services in Chlef in the 1st Military Region, five (05) drug traffickers and seized (50) kilograms of treated kif and two (02) tourist vehicles, while another detachment of PNA intercepted in coordination with National Security services of the wilaya of Bechar in the 3rd Military Region, two (02) drug traffickers in their possession (8960) psychotropic tablets.

    In the same context, elements of National Gendarmerie arrested, in Relizane/2nd MR and Batna/5th MR, four (04) drug traffickers and seized (16) kilograms of treated kif, while other elements of National Gendarmerie, arrested in Skikda in 5th Military Region, two (02) individuals and seized one (01) automatic pistol and one (01) hunting rifle.

    Moreover, PNA detachments intercepted, during separate operations carried out in Tindouf in the 3rd Military Region, Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, (39) individuals and seized (07) all-terrain vehicles, (14) generators, (14) jackhammers, (03) metal detectors and (01) satellite telephone, while (09) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were arrested in Tlemcen.

21.04.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of a casemate for terrorists in Djelfa and destruction of two homemade bombs in Jijel

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 20th April 2020, further to search and raking operation in the Oued El Ghirane region in Djelfa in the 1st Military Region, one (01) casemate for terrorists containing two (02) rifles type "Mauser", a quantity of ammunition, one (01) homemade bomb and other items, while another detachment of PNA destroyed two (02) homemade bombs, in the locality of Djebel Sadat, commune of Chakfa, wilaya of Jijel in 5th Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of PNA apprehended, in coordination with the customs services, during separate operations carried out in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Region Military, (16) individuals and seized (07) all-terrain vehicles, (04) trucks, (15.58) tones of foodstuffs, (43,220) litres of fuel, as well as (13) generators and (10) jackhammers.

    Furthermore, elements of National Gendarmerie and Border Guards intercepted (13) drug traffickers in their possession (113,780) kilograms of treated kif and (1,064) psychotropic tablets during separate operations in Tlemcen, Relizane/2nd MR and Ain Defla/1st MR, while Coast Guards seized, in Jijel/5th MR, (37.07) kilograms of treated kif. Moreover, elements of National Gendarmerie arrested, in Biskra/4th MR, one (01) individual in a truck charged with (1345) tobacco units.

19.04.2020
Fight against organized crime.. Successful operations in several Military Regions

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime, a detachment of People's National Army in coordination with Custom's services intercepted, on 18th April 2020 in Tlemcen/2nd MR, four (04) drug traffickers and seized a quantity of kif treated amounting to (127) kilograms, while combined detachments of PNA apprehended fifteen (15) drug traffickers in their possession (75,500) kilograms of treated kif and (5,376) psychotropic tablets, during separate operations in Naama, Rélizane/2nd MR, Bechar/3rd MR, Ghardaia/4th MR, Constantine and Bejaia/5th MR.

    Moreover, PNA detachments arrested, in Djanet/4th MR and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/ 6th MR, (69) individuals and seized (22) vehicles, (02) trucks, (68,650) tones of foodstuffs, as well as (39,880) litres of fuel, (07) jackhammers, (13) generators and (11) bags of gold and stones mixture, while other detachments of PNA foiled smuggle attempts of (12728) litres of fuel during separate operations in Souk-Ahras, El-Tarf and Tebessa/5th MR.

 

 

18.04.2020
Press release from the Ministry of National Defence

    Some electronic websites and social networks spread yesterday, Friday, 17th April 2020, false information and rumours concerning the dismissal and the arrest of a number of chiefs of central structures and high executives within People's National Army.

   The Ministry of National Defence categorically denies these tendentious allegations peddled by mouthpiece and malicious parties who did not accept the changes initiated by Mr. President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, vainly attempting to sow confusion and trouble within the ranks of PNA, which will forever remain the impassable bulwark which preserves our Homeland from plots and conspiracies.

   For that effect, the Ministry of National Defence, which strongly denounces this kind of abject practices, will take the required legal actions to bring the instigators of these campaigns to justice, in order to end the disinformation and manipulation of public opinion.

    In addition, the Ministry of National Defence affirms that all decisions taken within this framework are treated under the glare of the media in all transparency, and the public opinion will be informed at the appropriate time.

16.04.2020
Major General CHANEGRIHA Saïd, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army installs the General Director of Documentation and External Security

    On behalf of the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, and in accordance with the Presidential Decree of 15th April 2020, the Major General CHANEGRIHA Saïd, Interim Chief of Staff People's National Army proceeded, this morning 16th April 2020, to the official installation of the Major General BOUZIT Mohammed, in the functions of General Director of Documentation and External Security, replacing Colonel REMILI Kamel-Eddine.


    On this occasion, the Major General demanded to the executives of this Directorate, all combined categories, to support and assist their new Chief, through their commitment, at all levels and within the limits of their prerogatives, by accomplishing the missions assigned to them, with rigor and assiduity, in order to ensure the protection of the supreme interests of Algeria.

14.04.2020
Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA in a working and inspection visit to the 2nd Military Region in Oran

    Within the dynamics of the inspection visits to the different Military Regions and within the framework of supervising the degree of execution of the measures taken to fight the epidemic of the Coronavirus, the Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army carried out a working and inspection visit to the 2nd Military Region in Oran on Tuesday, 14th April 2020.

 

    At the end of the welcoming ceremony at the entrance of the Regional Command headquarters, the Major General observed a moment's silence in memory of the deceased Moudjahid "Boudjenane Ahmed" called "Si Abbès", whose name is borne by the Command headquarters of the Region. For the circumstance, he laid a wreath in front of his commemorative stele and recited the Fatiha in his memory and that of our valiant Chouhada.

 

    After that, the Major General met the executives of the Region, in the presence of different security forces representatives, and followed a presentation by the adjunct Commander of the 2nd Military Region, on the several measures taken to deal with the Coronavirus epidemic, before giving an orientation address to all executives of the units in the Region via videoconference. In the speech, the Major General emphasized on the importance of the measures taken by the country's high authorities for the prevention of the Coronavirus pandemic, as he greeted Algerian people for their understanding and their solidarity, aiming to reduce health crisis repercussions on needy and poor class:

 

    «Our country has taken, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, preventive measures from the first days of the first epidemic cases appearance.

    It is obvious that these relevant measures taken by the country's High Command could not be efficient on the ground, without the understanding and conscience of our people, as well as their patience when dealing with trials and adversities. Indeed, as one man, as he has always been, our people have given their assistance and support to the State, by being cohesive with needy citizens, within a historic spirit of mutual aid. For this noble Algerian people, to whom we dedicate so much esteem and respect, we are ready within People's National Army to sacrifice ourselves and to provide efforts as hard as they are devoted to ensure their well-being and security on all levels and in all areas. That fact is proved by the remarkable success of our Air Forces crews in erecting an air bridge between Algeria and People's Republic of China, to transport medical materials and equipment in record time, which once again indicates the high operational availability of all the components of People's National Army to intervene in all conditions and circumstances».

 

    At the Regional Military University Hospital of Oran, the Major General followed a presentation by the director of the Hospital concerning the efforts made to combat the Coronavirus epidemic, to inspect, afterward, the service dedicated to the contaminated cases, where he expressed his gratitude and esteem on behalf all the personnel of People's National Army toward the executives and the personnel of the medical and paramedical corps, for the efforts they provide every day by being mobilized on the first front facing this epidemic. As such, he urged them to provide more devoted efforts, coordinated and synergistic, focusing on the main target to ensure necessary medical care for infected persons among the military personnel, and to be ready to intervene, if necessary, to provide assistance to citizens and to reduce the burden on national health system.

 

 

    At the Military Health Application School in Sidi Belabès, the Major General strictly inspected the field hospital, with all the modern equipment and medical means to deal with a considerable number of contaminated people by the Covid-19 virus.

 

 

    The Major General has also paid a visit to the School of the Infantry Executives in Sidi Belabès, where he gave the executives and the staff of the School, instructions and guidelines, mainly, on the prevention of Coronavirus epidemic spread and on the need to undertake the necessary measures. He also stressed on the imperative to grant an importance to the main mission entrusted to the School, namely, training, which should make the military a conscious person, aware of all the details of the arms profession, and able to accomplish the missions with honesty, professionalism and competence. In addition, a solid basic training will constitute cognitive capital allowing the preparation to start a successful professional career.

 

 

14.04.2020
Fight against terrorism. Elimination of three (03) terrorists in Aïn Defla and Skikda

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army shot down, yesterday evening 13th April 2020, two (02) terrorists during a search and raking operation in the commune of Tarek Ibn Ziyad, wilaya of Aïn Defla/1st MR. This operation, which still in progress, also enabled the recovery of two (02) submachine guns type Kalashnikov, one (01) light submachine type RPK gun, two (02) homemade bombs, six (06) ammunition chargers, three (03) pairs of binoculars as well as other items.

    In the same context, another detachment of PNA shot down, last night, one (01) dangerous terrorist during an ambush near the locality of Djamaa di Lekhnak in Collo, wilaya of Skikda/5th MR, and recovered one (01) submachine gun type Kalashnikov, (03) ammunition chargers and one (01) grenade. It was about one of the terrorists group's leaders, named "Boulagroune Khaled" alias "Abu Dhirar", who joined the terrorist groups in 1995.

    These results reiterate the effectiveness of the approach adopted by the High Command of People's National Army to overcome terrorism scourge and to ensure security and tranquillity throughout the national territory, moreover, they denotes, once again, the great vigilance of the units of People's National Army in all circumstances and conditions.

13.04.2020
The Major General, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army, installs the Interim General Director of Internal Security

    On behalf of the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, the Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army presided today Monday 13th April 2020, the official installation ceremony of the General Abdelghani Rachdi, in the position of Interim General Director of Internal Security:

 

    "On behalf of Mr. President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, I officially install, the General Abdelghani Rachdi, in the functions of Interim General Director of Internal Security, replacing the General Ouassini Bouazza.

    For this purpose, I order you to exercise under his authority and to execute his orders and his instructions in the interest of the service, in accordance with the military regulation and the laws of the Republic in force, and by fidelity to the sacrifices of our valiant Chouhada and the values of our Glorious Revolution".


 

    The General-Major seized this opportunity to give, to the executives of this sensitive Directorate, instructions and guidelines on the need to provide more efforts in the service of Algeria and its supreme interests, while urging them to support the new director and to assist him in the accomplishment of his missions, through their total and immutable commitment to fulfil their missions, with the required rigor and perseverance.

 

13.04.2020
The Major General, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army, on a working and inspection visit to the 2nd Military Region

    The Major General CHANEGRIHA Saïd, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army will carry out, tomorrow Tuesday, 14th April 2020, a working and inspection visit to the 2nd Military Region in Oran.


    The visit will be an occasion for the Major General to inquire about the execution of the preventive measures against the Coronavirus pandemic, and also an occasion to inspect some units and to preside over an orientation meeting with the Command and the executives of the Region.

13.04.2020
Military Manufacturing.. Delivery of (446) Mercedes-Benz multifunction trucks

    In accordance with the orientation of the High Command of People's National Army concerning the needs fulfilment of the Ministry of National Defence structures and of the different national public and private companies, within the development process of different military industries, especially mechanical industry, and under the direct supervision of the Directorate of Military manufacturing under the Ministry of National Defence, delivered, this Monday 13th April 2020, in Rouiba in the 1st Military Region, (446) multifunction trucks of Mercedes-Benz brand, produced by the AMS-MB company of Rouïba intended for the transport of troops, road transport, ambulance as well as fuel and water tanks, for the benefit of the Central Direction of the Material under the Ministry of National Defence, the General Directorate of National Security and public and private companies.

 

 

    It should be noted that this important delivery operation is organized within the dynamics of previous delivery operations and demonstrates the capacity of this company to meet orders in terms of quantity and quality of products, in addition to strict compliance of the delivery deadlines, in accordance with the national program to promote national production.

 

 

 

13.04.2020
Discovery and destruction of four casemates for terrorists and two homemade bombs in Skikda and Bouira

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, detachments of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 12th April 2020, four (04) casemates for terrorists and two (02) homemade bombs, further to research and raking operations led in Skikda in the 5th Military Region and Bouira in the 1st Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of PNA apprehended, further to separate operations in Tlemcen and Relizane in the 2nd Military Region, Jijel and Bordj Bou Arreridj in the 5th Military Region, five ( 05) drug traffickers and seized (61.85) kilograms of treated kif and two (02) tourist vehicles.


    Furthermore, a detachment of PNA intercepted, in In Guezzam in the 6th Military Region, (35) individuals and seized seven (07) generators, six (06) jackhammers and one (01) metal detector, while eight (08) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were arrested in Tlemcen.

12.04.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of nine (09) casemates for terrorists and seven (07) homemade bombs in Bouira, Tizi-Ouzou and Djelfa

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, detachments of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 11th April 2020, nine (09) casemates for terrorists and seven (07) homemade bombs, during raking operations carried out in Bouira, Tizi-Ouzou and Djelfa/1st MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, Border Guards seized (266) kilograms of treated kif in Beni-Ounif, wilaya of Béchar/3rd MR, while detachments of PNA arrested, in coordination with elements of National Gendarmerie, eleven (11) drug traffickers and seized (25,100) kilograms of treated kif and (9,300) psychotropic tablets, during separate operations in Blida, Aïn-Defla/1st MR, Rélizane/2nd MR, Oum El Bouaghi and El Tarf/5th MR.

    In addition, combined detachments of PNA intercepted, in Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezzam/6th MR, twenty (20) individuals and seized four (04) all-terrain vehicles, (1.8) tones of foodstuffs, ( 08) detonators, (885) grams of dynamite, (17) generators, (12) jackhammers and (06) metal detectors, while smuggle attempts of (7,512) litres of fuel were foiled in Tébessa, El Tarf and Souk-Ahras.

09.04.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of six (06) casemates for terrorists in Médéa and Skikda

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, detachments of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 08th April 2020, further to search and raking operations carried out in Médéa in the 1st Military Region and Skikda in the 5th Military Region, six (06) casemates for terrorists containing three (03) guns, three (03) barrels for firearms and a quantity of ammunition, as well as foodstuff, clothing and sleeping effects and various other items.

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and in the dynamics of operations aiming to thwart drug trafficking attempts in our country, a combined detachment of PNA seized, in coordination with the customs services, an important quantity of treated kif amounting to (28) quintals and (59.340) kilograms during two separate operations in the commune of Djenine Bourezg, Wilaya of Nama/2nd MR.

 

    In the same context, border guards intercepted, in Mers Ben M'hidi, wilaya of Tlemcen in the 2nd Military Region, two (02) drug traffickers and seized (100) kilograms of treated kif charged on board a pneumatic boat, while elements of National Gendarmerie arrested, in M'sila in the 1st Military Region, two (02) drug traffickers and seized one (01) hunting rifle and (1360) psychotropic tablets. Moreover, a combined detachment of PNA apprehended, in Chlef, two (02) other drug traffickers in possession of (9.4) kilograms of treated kif.


08.04.2020
The Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA in a working and inspection visit to the 1st Military Region in Blida

    Within the framework of the supervising, in the field, of the execution degree of the taken measures to fight against Coronavirus COVID-19, the Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army carried out, this Wednesday, 08th April 2020, a working and inspection visit to the 1st Military Region in Blida.

 

    At the end of the welcoming ceremony, the Major General, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army observed a moment's silence in the memory of the valiant Chahid "Amhamed Bouguerra", Commander of the 4th Historic Wilaya, whose name is borne by the Regional Command headquarters. For the circumstance, he laid a wreath in front of his commemorative stele and recited the Fatiha in his memory and to our valiant Chouhada.

 

    After that, alongside the Major General Ali Sidane, Commander of the 1st Military Region, and the Major General Abdelkader Bendjeloul, Central Director of Military Health Services, the Major General, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army started his visit from the Regional Medical-Surgical Centre in Blida, where he inquired, at the Health Confinement Centre, of the different measures taken in order to support the military personnel infected by the virus, as well as the preventive procedures for securing medical staff working in the front ranks and having direct contact with patients.

 

   On the field, the Major General gave to the executives and to the managers, instructions and orientations aiming to effectively counter the epidemic and to avoid its propagation in the ranks of the People's National Army, in addition to taking necessary measures to preserve the availability of units and the Forces at the highest level.

 

   On the occasion of this visit, the Major General inspected the University Military Regional Hospital under construction and which recorded a considerable progress rate. On the site, he gave the regional managers particularly, those in charge of the military infrastructures, instructions and orientations about the need to respect the realization deadlines and to watch over the quality of works, because it is about a high quality health building with international standards and which ensures, after entry into service, optimal medical coverage for the benefit of all military personnel working under the 1st Military Region, knowing that a part of this hospital was devoted to fight against the epidemic by the admission of the contaminated cases. The Major General met with the members of the medical staff in charge of this pavilion and presented them his warm thanks for their efforts provided in the care of the cases, and he urged them to continue their work with professionalism and devotion.

 

   At the Research and Development Institute under the Directorate of Military Manufacturing, the Major General followed a presentation on the missions and the activities of the Institute, particularly, those about the research to deal with Coronavirus, by using protective equipment dedicated to medical and paramedical staff, in addition to artificial respiration devices, of which the Institute has developed prototypes which will be realized after validation.

 

    The Major General devoted the second stage of the visit to the Central Hospital of Army "Doctor Mohamed Seghir Nekache in Aïn Naadja/Algiers, where he inquired about the latest measures and procedures initiated by the components of the Hospital for a perfect care of military staff and their right-owners contaminated by the epidemic, as he inquired about the different modern equipment and medical means available to the Hospital.

 

   After that, the Major General, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army met with the executives and staff of the Central Hospital of Army, including doctors, nurses and paramedical personnel, where he expressed his warm thanks and gratitude for the efforts they have devotedly and selflessly provided since the spread of this dangerous epidemic.

 

   "First, I would like to present to you, on my behalf, on behalf of the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, as well as on behalf of all the staff of People's National Army, the deepest gratitude, consideration and recognition for the sacrifices and the efforts you provide, especially since the beginning of the spread of this dangerous virus.

   These devoted and provided efforts are not unrelated to the descendants of the Mujahedeen of National Liberation Army during our Glorious Liberation Revolution, during which the Mujahedeen doctors and nurses, with modest means, had perfectly accomplished their sacred duty, and had greatly succeeded in treating not only the wounded soldiers of the National Liberation Army, but also the inhabitants of isolated villages mountains, desert and borders areas, by ensuring the necessary medical care for women, children and the elders.

   On the same path of our ancestors, Military Health today accomplished its role in a perfect manner, and spares no effort to provide medical coverage to our citizens, especially those in isolated and border areas throughout national territory, making a Military Health a solid link between People's National Army and its popular depth".


 

   The Major General emphasized the imperative of the read state of the Military Health sector, of our hospitals and health structures to support the national health system if necessary:

 

   "I want to highlight on the imperative of the ready state of the Military Health sector, of our hospitals and health structures to support the national health system in case of need and to engage alongside our people in this dangerous pandemic, especially because Military Health has a long experience in crises and natural disasters management that our country has already known, like the earthquakes of Asnam and Boumerdes, as well as the floods of Bab El Oued knowing that health security is an integral part of public security in its largest sense".

 

07.04.2020
Fight against terrorism. Discovery of a submachine gun and three homemade bombs in Boumerdes and Djelfa

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and seized, on 06th April 2020 further to a search and raking operation carried out in Boumerdes in the 1st Military Region, one (01) submachine gun type Kalashnikov, while another detachment discovered and destroyed, in Djelfa, three (03) homemade bombs.

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime, a combined detachment of PNA intercepted, in Aïn Defla in the 1st Military Region, five (05) drug traffickers and seized (24,235) kilograms of treated kif, while elements of Gendarmerie National apprehended four (04) drug traffickers in possession of (9,900) kilograms of the same substance in Rélizane in the 2nd Military Region. Moreover, elements of National Gendarmerie arrested, during two separate operations carried out in El-Tarf and Jijel in the 5th Military Region, four (04) drug traffickers and seized (2762) psychotropic tablets.

    On the other hand, PNA detachments arrested in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, twenty (20) individuals and seized three (03) hunting rifles, detonation tools, one (01 ) truck, thirteen (13) all-terrain vehicles, (25,850) tones of foodstuffs and (9,500) litres of fuel, in addition to (19) generators, (13) jackhammers, two (02) metal detectors and (1,347) tones of raw gold and stones mixture, while (46) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in Tamanrasset.

 

 

06.04.2020
Press release from the Ministry of National Defence

    In the wake of the contribution of the staff of People's National Army to the national efforts provided in order to cushion the repercussions of the health crisis on the social front and on the living standard of the citizens, following the pandemic of the new Coronavirus, the General officers and senior officers of People's National Army have agreed to make a donation of one month of their salaries to COVID-19 solidarity accounts opened for this purpose.


    This initiative launched by the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, reflects the spirit of cohesion, solidarity and brotherhood which distinguish Algerian people and confirms, once again, the unchanging position of People's National Army with the people on the same front to overcome the crisis as soon as possible and with the least consequences.

04.04.2020
Fight against smuggling and organized crime.. New successful operations

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of People's National Army intercepted, in coordination with the custom's services, on 03rd April 2020 during separate operations carried out in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezzam in the 6th Military Region, (52) individuals and seized (187.7) tones of foodstuffs, (1600) litres of table oil, (11500) units of detergent products, (2960) litres of fuels, as well as (03) trucks, (11) all-terrain vehicles, (32) generators and (26) jackhammers.

 

    At the level of the 2nd Military Region, and in the wake of the continuous efforts aiming to stem the spread of drug trafficking scourge in our country, Border guards seized in Naama, (147.5) kilograms of treated kif, while elements of National Gendarmerie and Border Guards seized in Tlemcen, another quantity of the same substance amounting to (115.5) kilograms.

 

    In the same context, a combined detachment of PNA arrested, in Relizane, two (02) drug traffickers in possession of (22.5) kilograms of treated kif, while border guards seized (4,700) psychotropic tablets in possession of a drug trafficker in Tlemcen.

    On the other hand, elements of National Gendarmerie apprehended, in Djelfa and Tipaza in the 1st Military Region, six (06) individuals in possession of four (04) hunting rifles without authorization, while smuggle attempts of a quantity of fuels amounting to (2580) litres, were foiled in Souk-Ahras, El Tarf and Tébessa in the 5th Military Region.

01.04.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of two (02) casemates for terrorists in Djelfa and Skikda

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, detachments of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 31st March 2020, further to two search and raking operations carried out in Djelfa in the 1st Military Region and Skikda in the 5th Military Region, two (02) casemates for terrorists containing foodstuff, clothing and sleeping gear and various items, while another detachment of the PNA destroyed, in the locality of El Mounaaradj El Abiadh, commune of Stah Guentis, wilaya of Tébessa in 5th Military Region, two (02) homemade bombs.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a combined detachment of PNA apprehended, in Chlef in the 1st Military Region, one (01) drug trafficker on board one (01) tourist vehicle charged with (30,3) kilograms of treated kif, while Coast Guards seized (30.5) kilograms of the same substance, in Boumerdès.


    In the same context, a detachment of PNA intercepted, in Oum El Bouagui in the 5th Military Region, two (02) drug traffickers and seized one (01) tourist vehicle and (1794) psychotropic tablets, while elements of National Gendarmerie seized (2471) units of different drinks and (1220) packets of tobacco in El-oued in the 4th Military Region. Moreover, a detachment of PNA seized In-Guezzam in the 6th Military Region, (03) all-terrain vehicles and (2.96) tones of foodstuffs intended for smuggling.

    In addition, a rescue and search unit belonging to our Naval Forces succeeded in rescuing (13) candidates for illegal emigration of different African nationalities and in recovering the corpses of three (03) other people, while searches continue to find three (03) missing, following the sinking of their inflatable boat two nautical miles northeast of Kherouba, wilaya of Mostaganem in the 2nd Military Region.

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