ARCHIVES | JANUARY 2020

30.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of a wanted terrorist in Algiers

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the exploitation of intelligence, a detachment of People's National Army arrested, on 29th January 2020, in the commune of Birtouta in Algiers/1st MR, the wanted terrorist "R. Bachir". The said terrorist was a candidate for the execution of a suicide bombing attack targeting peaceful demonstrations in capital's downtown, using an explosive belt.

    In addition, within the dynamics of the operations aiming to stem the spread of the drugs scourge in our country, a combined detachment of People's National Army arrested, in Ain-Safra, wilaya of Nama/2nd MR, two (02) drug traffickers on board a tourist vehicle charged with a large quantity of treated kif amounting to four (04) quintals and eighty-six (86) kilograms.


    These operations are added to all the results materialized on the field and confirm the great vigilance and firm determination of PNA Forces and the different security services, to preserve the security of the national territory, and to foil any attempt to undermine the stability of the country.

29.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of three (03) elements of support for terrorist groups in Batna, Khenchla and Rélizane

    Within the framework of fight against terrorism and thanks to the exploitation of information, detachments of People's National Army in coordination with National Security services apprehended, on 28th January 2020, three (03) elements of support for terrorists groups in Batna, Khenchla/5th MR and Rélizane/2nd MR.

    Within the framework of fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of PNA intercepted, in Naama/2nd MR, (03) drug traffickers and seized an important quantity of treated kif amounting to (283.4) kilograms, while two (02) other drug traffickers in possession of (50) kilograms of the same substance were apprehended in Tipaza/1st MR.

 

    In another context, PNA detachments arrested, in Djanet/4th MR, Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, (117) individuals and seized (29) pieces of dynamite, (35) detonators, (27) meters from detonation wick, (08) all-terrain vehicles, (80) generator, (26) jackhammers, (05) metal detectors and (48) bags of stones and raw gold mixture.

    In addition, a detachment of PNA arrested, in Tindouf/3rd MR, one (01) smuggler and seized (19080) litres of fuel and (3.440) tones of foodstuffs, while elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted, in Biskra/4th MR, two (02) individuals in their possession two (02) hunting rifles.

28.01.2020
The main axes addressed by the President of the Republic during his speech at the MND headquarters

    After presenting his sincere greetings to all the personnel of the People's National Army, worthy heiress of the National Liberation Army, Officers, Non-commissioned officers and Men of the Rank, mobilized along the national borders to preserve our country and his territorial unity, Mr. President of the Republic, Supreme Head of Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence has essentially:

 

- Valued the role of People's National Army in saving and protecting the country and the people from collapse throes of the national state and a return to the 1990s tragedy, as well as its role in protecting the Algerian people during its majestic peaceful demonstrations, a Hirak who brought down the gang and guided the country towards a safety harbour, through free and fair elections under the slogan "Army-People, Khawa khawa".

- Renewed his commitment to work to improve the social conditions of military and civilian personnel, headed by family housing in their different formulas, official housing, medical care and transport, especially for those in the south of the country and in the border areas, as well as the handling of the claims of the retired category of People's National Army, of the wounded and the invalids of the national tragedy, in order to definitively close the file.

 

- Addressed the imperative to execute the development programs of the Armed Forces, considering the enhancement of the level of the different capacities in combat, in view of the extent of our national territory in the light of the security challenges which occurred in the neighbouring countries and the flow of arms into border areas, requiring the strengthening of our defence competences.

- Emphasized the necessity to continue providing efforts to preserve military equipment and their renovation and modernization, to guarantee the security of vital industrial, economic and energy infrastructures areas, especially in the far south.

 

- Granted great importance to the promotion of military manufacturing, allowing the increase of the volume of national industrial fabric and the supply of the different components of Armed Forces and the requirements of the national market, contributing to the development of the economy and employment enhancement through serious industrial partnership contracts between the military and civil sectors, involving universities and research and development centres.

- Highlight the importance of pursuing the improvement of training methods and the adaptation of teaching programs within the Schools of PNA, based on modern pedagogical procedures in tune with the technological developments of the World Armies.

- Granted a major importance to the sensitization operations and to the moral preparation of the personnel in order to anchor and to consolidate the sense of patriotism and pride of the principles of November, of fidelity to the message of our valiant Chouhada, in order to preserve their legacy, in other words, the Independence, the national sovereignty and the territorial and popular integrity of Algeria, and to protect them against the various scourges and their negative impacts.

28.01.2020
Oum El Bouagui.. Crash of a military Aircraft during a night training flight

    During a scheduled night training flight, on Monday, 27th January 2020, at 10:00 p.m, a military aircraft type SU-30 crashed in an uninhabited area near Mechta Chimot at 16 kilometers from the commune of Aïn Zitoun in the Wilaya of Oum El Bouagui in the 5th Military Region, causing the death of the pilot and his co-pilot.

    At the end of this terrible accident, the Major General Chanegriha Saïd, the interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army addressed his sincere condolences to the families of the two victims and ordered the immediate opening of an investigation to elucidate the causes and the circumstances of the accident.

27.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of one (01) casemate for terrorists in Tizi-Ouzou

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 26th January 2020, one (01) casemate for terrorists during a search and raking operation in Tizi-Ouzou/1st MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of PNA arrested, in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, (11) individuals and seized (30) generators, (16) jackhammers, one (01) metal detector and (930) psychotropic tablets.

 

 

    In addition, elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted, in Batna/5th MR, Ouargla/4th MR and Tiaret/2nd MR, six (06) individuals and seized three (03) hunting rifles and a quantity of cartridges, while one (01) smuggler in possession of (3730) tobacco units was arrested, in Tebessa/5th MR.

    In another context, the Coast Guards defeated in Oran/2nd MR, an illegal immigration attempt of eleven (11) individuals aboard a craft boat, while (39) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were arrested in Tamanrasset, In-Amenas, Ain Temouchent and Tebessa.

25.01.2020
Fight against organized crime.. Seizure of an important quantity of treated kif in Bechar

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and in the dynamics of the operations aiming to thwart drug trafficking attempt in our country, a detachment of People's National Army seized, on 24th January 2020, an important quantity of treated kif amounting to two (02) quintals and seven (07) kilograms further to a search and excavation patrol carried out near the border locality of Beni Ounif, wilaya of Bechar/3rd MR.

 

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the exploitation of information, a detachment of People's National Army arrested, in coordination with National Security services, in Khenchela/5th MR, one (01) element of support for terrorists groups, while elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted, during separate operations in Tiaret/2nd MR, Tizi-Ouzou/1st MR and Oum Bouaghi/5th MR, seven (07) individuals and seized eight (08) hunting rifles, one quantity of cartridges and other items.

    In addition, PNA detachments seized, in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, a truck, four (04) all-terrain vehicles, (14,000) litres of fuel intended for smuggling, two (02) jackhammers , two (02) generators, three (03) stone crushers, (50) kilograms of aluminium and (25) kilograms of cyanide, while combined detachments of PNA thwarted smuggle attempts of (12565) litres of fuel in Tébessa, Souk-Ahras and El-Tarf/5th MR, while one (01) smuggler on board one (01) truck charged with (8436) units of different drinks was arrested in El Oued/4th MR.

    In another context, and within the framework of the fight against illegal immigration, (45) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in Tlemcen/2nd MR and In-Amenas/4th MR.

23.01.2020
Fight against organized crime.. Seizure of an important quantity of treated kif in Naama

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and in the dynamics of the operations aiming to thwart drug trafficking attempts in our country, Border Guards seized, on 22nd January 2020, during a search operation in Ain Safra, wilaya of Naama/2nd MR, a large quantity of treated kif amounting to ten (10) quintals and (30) kilograms.

 

    This operation, in addition to the multiple operations which allowed the defeat of introducing and the peddling drugs attempts in national territory, reiterates the permanent vigilance and the entire disposition of the of People's National Army Forces mobilized through all the country.

23.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of three elements of support for terrorist groups in Skikda and Khenchela

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the exploitation of information, detachments of People's National Army apprehended in coordination with the services of National Security, on 22nd January 2020, three (03) elements of support for groups terrorists in Skikda and Khenchela/5th MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of People's National Army arrested, in Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezzam/6th MR, (19) individuals and seized eight (08) generators and ten (10) jackhammers, as well as five (05) all-terrain vehicles and (5000) litres of fuel intended for smuggling, while border guards seized (37.5) kilograms of treated kif in Tlemcen/2nd MR.

    In another context, elements of National Gendarmerie apprehended in Boughni, wilaya of Tizi-Ouzou/1st MR, a criminal network made up of six (06) individuals, specialized in armed robbery. This operation allowed the seizure of one (01) shotgun, one (01) hunting rifle, as well as knives and two (02) tourist vehicles.

    In addition, elements of National Gendarmerie seized, in Batna and Tebessa/5th MR, (14425) cartridges of different calibres, while (16) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in Tamanrasset/6th MR and Tlemcen/2nd MR.

21.01.2020
Fight against smuggling and organized crime.. Successful operations in several Military Regions

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of People's National Army in coordination with the Customs services intercepted, on 20th January 2020 in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, and Djanet/4th MR, (43) individuals and seized (05) trucks charged with raw gold and stones mixture, (05) all-terrain vehicles, as well as (14) generators, (07) jackhammers and (10) metal detectors.

    On the other hand, combined detachments of PNA arrested (03) drug traffickers and seized (6,290) psychotropic tablets and (1.4) kilograms of treated kif during separate operations in Bordj Bou Arreridj/5th MR, Bechar/3rd MR and Tlemcen/2nd MR, while elements of National Gendarmerie arrested, in Tebessa/5th MR, one (01) smuggler aboard one (01) utility vehicle charged with (20750) boxes of cigarettes.

    In another context and within the framework of the protection and the preservation of the historic material heritage, elements of National Gendarmerie dismantled, in Beni Slimane, wilaya of Medea/1st MR, a criminal traffic network of various archaeological items in particular on the cyberspace. This operation allowed the arrest of (05) individuals and seize one (01) historical sword and (293) archaeological coins dating from Roman era and Spanish presence in Algeria.

 

20.01.2020
Military manufacturing.. Delivery of (793) Mercedes-Benz multifunction vehicles

    Within the framework of the development of several military manufacturing industries, particularly the mechanical construction, and in order to satisfy the needs expressed by different structures of People's National Army, the Directorate of Military Manufacturing under the Ministry of National Defence proceeded, this Monday 20th January 2020, through the Company SPA SAFAV-MB-Tiaret/2nd MR, to the delivery of (793) multifunction vehicles of Mercedes-Benz brand, produced by the Company for the benefit of the Central Directorate of Material under the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of the Interior, Local Authorities and Territorial Planning, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, the General Directorate of National Security, the General Directorate of Civil Protection as well as national public and private companies.

 

 

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

 

 

20.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of eight (08) elements of support for terrorist groups in Tissemsilt, Boumerdès and El-Oued

    Within the frmawork of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the exploitation of information, detachments of People's National Army apprehended in coordination with National Security services, on 19th January 2020, eight (08) elements of support for groups terrorists in Tissemsilt/2nd MR, Bouemrdes/1st MR and El-Oued/4th MR, while other PNA detachments discovered and destroyed during search and raking operations carried out in Skikda/5th MR and Boumerdes/1st MR, three (03) casemates for terrorists and five (05) homemade bombs.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of PNA in coordination with National Security services apprehended three (03) drug traffickers and seized (18) kilograms of treated kif, (7358) psychotropic tablets and (2750) units of different drinks, during separate operations in El-Tarf/5th MR, Bechar/3rd MR and Ouargla/4th MR, while one (01) individual in possession of (1025) cartridges of ammunition and (9700) capsules was arrested in Batna/5th MR.

    In addition, PNA detachments intercepted, in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, four (04) individuals and seized three (03) all-terrain vehicles, four (04) tones of foodstuffs intended for smuggling, as well as six (06) generators and three (03) jackhammers, while thirty (30) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were intercepted in Tlemcen, Tindouf, Djanet and El-Tarf.

18.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of two elements of support for terrorist groups in Boumerdes and Tebessa

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the intelligence exploitation, detachments of People's National Army apprehended, on 17th January 2020, two (02) elements of support for terrorist groups in Boumerdes/1st MR and Tebessa/5th MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, and in the dynamics of the operations aiming to thwarting the drug trafficking attempts in our country, Border Guards seized, further to a search and raking operation carried out near the borders in Bechar/3rd MR, an important quantity of treated kif amounting to three (03) quintals and (43) kilograms, while combined detachments of PNA arrested, in Tlemcen and Oran/2nd MR, six ( 06) drug traffickers and seized (56.3) kilograms of the same substance.
 

    In another context, PNA detachments arrested, in Djanet/4th MR, Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, (30) persons and seized (09) generators, ten (04) jackhammers, two (02) metal detectors, as well as (09) all-terrain vehicles, two (02) trucks and (51) bags of stones and raw gold mixture, while detachments of PNA thwarted smuggle attempts of (18788) litres of fuel, following separate operations in Tebessa, Souk Ahras and El-Tarf/5th MR, and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR.

    In addition, Coast Guards defeated in Oran, Ain Temouchent/2nd MR, Annaba and Skikda/5th MR, smuggle attempts of (124) people aboard artisanal craft, while (19) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were intercepted in Tebessa and Tamanrasset.

16.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of three (03) elements of support for terrorist groups in Tebessa and Boumerdes

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to intelligence exploitation, detachments of People's National Army arrested, on 15th January 2020, three (03) elements of support for terrorist groups in Tebessa/5th MR and Boumerdes/1st MR, while another detachment of PNA discovered and destroyed six (06) casemates for terrorists, further to a search and raking operation carried out in the locality of Oued Boukhirane in Medea/1st MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, Border Guards seized (65) kilograms of treated kif in Tlemcen/2nd MR, while elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted, during separate operations carried out in the same wilaya, eleven (11) drug traffickers in their possession (25.9) kilograms of treated kif and (1000) psychotropic tablets.


 

    In the same context, combined detachments of PNA apprehended, in Biskra, Ghardaia and El-Oued/4th MR, four (04) individuals and seized (13,874) psychotropic tablets and (1,356) boxes of drugs, while other PNA detachments arrested, in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, three (03) individuals and seized sixteen (16) generators, five (05) jackhammers and two (02) metal detectors.

    In addition, Coast Guards foiled in Oran, Ain Temouchent/2nd MR, Annaba, Skikda and El-Kala/5th MR, smuggle attempts of (95) people aboard artisanal boats, while (26) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were intercepted in Relizane, Tlemcen, Nâama and El-Tarf.

    Within the framework of the humanitarian missions and following a distress call, a search and rescue unit belonging to our Naval Forces brought rescue to a Ukrainian national seriously injured aboard a merchant ship at off the coast of Bejaia/5th MR, the patient was transferred to the hospital of the city for treatment.

14.01.2020
The 2nd day of the visit of the Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA to the 4th Military Region in Ouargla

    The Major General Said Chanegriha, interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army is continuing his visit to the 4th Military Region in Ouargla on his second day by supervising a demonstrative exercise with live ammunition "BORKANE 2020", executed by the organic units of the 41st Armoured Brigade, supported by air units.

 

    At the level of the firing and manoeuvres range of the North-East Operational Sector of In-Amenas, with the Major General Hassan Alaimia, Commander of the 4th Military Region, the Major General, the Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army has closely followed the progress of the different actions carried out by Land and Air units having taken part in this exercise, preceded by aircrafts of air reconnaissance, In addition to commands and staffs training on the preparation, the planning and the conduct of operations against any eventual threats, this exercise aims to optimize the combat and interoperability capacities between the staffs. These actions were effectively marked by a high degree of professionalism during all their phases, with an excellent tactical and operational level, reflecting the great combat skills of the different crews and Chiefs of the units, at all levels, especially in terms of the perfect use of the field and the high-level coordination between the different participating units. This reflects the great skills of executives in mounting and conducting combat actions, as well as the skills and the ability of executives to handle the different weapons systems and the available equipment, which has contributed to the achievement of very satisfying results, reflected in the precision of the shots with the different weapons.

 

    The exercise "BORKANE 2020" saw the participation of drones which discovered, during a reconnaissance operation, an enemy group which was trying to infiltrate an energy infrastructure. These drones bombed this group, while a detachment of special troops landed by helicopters, with the objective of closing off and destroying the group.

 

 

    At the end of the exercise, the Major General held a meeting with the personnel of the units having executed the performance, moreover, he congratulated them for the great efforts made during the first stage of the execution of the combat preparation program for the year 2019/2020, especially during the preparation and the execution of this perfectly successful exercise. As such, he stressed on the fact that the true development and the effective upgrading of the level require giving major importance to the preparation and the execution of evaluation exercises of different levels and plans. He also reaffirmed that, thanks to the results obtained during firing exercises, all of the participants deserve to be greeted and encouraged for the efforts made in this evaluation exercise, which allows the enhancement, on the field, of the combat skills of the Battle Corps of People's National Army, and constitutes one of the most important indicators of maturity, in terms of training, instruction and preparation.

 

 

    At the end, the Major General reviewed the formations of the units having taken part in the exercise.

 

13.01.2020
Major General CHANEGRIHA Saïd on a working and inspection visit to the 4th Military Region in Ouargla

    Within the framework of the progress supervision of the combat preparation program execution for the year 2019-2020, through all the units of People's National Army and at the level of the different Military Regions, the Major General CHANEGRIHA Saïd, the interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army undertook, Monday 13th January 2020, a working and inspection visit to the units of the 4th Military Region in Ouargla.

 

    At the end of the welcoming ceremony, the Major General, accompanied by the Major General Hassan Alaïmia, Commander of the 4th Military Region, began the visit at the level of the Region from the North-East Operational Sector of In Amenas where he will supervise, tomorrow Tuesday at the firing and manoeuvres range of the Sector, the execution of a demonstrative exercise with live ammunition, which will be carried out by the organic units of the 41st Armoured Brigade.

 

    During the exercise briefing meeting, the Major General attended a presentation jointly presented by the Commander of the Sector and the Commander of the unit who will ensure the execution of the exercise. This presentation focused on the general idea and the execution phases. Then, the Major General underlined the fact that the progress of this tactical exercise of evaluation is a part of the year program concretization of the preparation for the combat 2019-2020, and constitutes an opportunity to evaluate and to focus on the achieved level. In addition, the participation of the commanders and the staffs of the organic units of the 41st Armoured Brigade and other units will enable the experiences exchange, the coordination, the cooperation and the concepts unification in accordance with the objectives set. The execution of these kind of demonstrative exercises aims also to forge the knowledge of the staffs in the preparation, the planning, the organization and the conduct of different combat actions and execute them in the real climate of the battle, in addition of optimizing the potential of executives and personnel in terms of mastering the different weapons systems.

 

13.01.2020
Fight against organized crime.. Seizure of an important quantity of treated kif in Nâama

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and in the dynamic of the operations aiming to defeat drug trafficking attempts in our country, elements of National Gendarmerie seized in 12th January 2020, during search and raking operations in the locality of Hassi El-Mrir, commune of Sfissifa, wilaya of Nâama/2nd MR, an important quantity of treated kif amounting to fifteen (15) quintals an (66) kilograms.

 

    In another context, elements of National Gendarmerie seized in Batna and Oum El-Bouaghi/5th MR, five (05) hunting rifles, a quantity of cartridges and (28,73) kilograms of chemical substances used in cartridges manufacturing, while one (01) individual was arrested aboard one (01) utility vehicles charged with (3990) of parquets of cigarettes in Biskra/4th MR.

13.01.2020
Major General CHANEGRIHA Saïd on a working an inspection visit to the 4th Military Region in Ouargla

    Major General CHANEGRIHA Saïd, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army, will carry out, on Monday 13 January 2020, a working and inspection visit to the 4th Military Region in Ouargla.


    During the visit, the General Major will proceed to the inspection of several units and supervise a tactical exercise with live firing, moreover, he will hold orientation meetings with the executives and the staff of the 4th Military Region units.

12.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of an element of support for terrorist groups in Tebessa

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the intelligence exploitation, a combined detachment of People's National Army arrested, on 11th January 2020, one (01) element of support for terrorist groups in Tebessa/5th MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, PNA detachments arrested, during separate operations in Tamanrasset/6th MR, (47) people from different nationalities and seized (01) all-terrain vehicle, (11) generators, (06) jackhammers and several detonation tools and products, while another PNA detachments intercepted, in Tebessa/5th MR, (06) trucks charged with copper and iron and (2450) cartridges of different calibres.

    In the same context, elements of National Gendarmerie and Border Guards arrested, in Oran/2nd MR and Beni-Ounif/3rd MR, (02) drug traffickers and seized (01) tourist vehicle and (10.2) kilograms of treated kif.

    In addition, elements of the Coast Guards thwarted, in Oran/2nd MR and Annaba/5th MR, illegal emigration attempts of (27) people on artisanal boats, while (49) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were intercepted in Tlemcen and Tiaret/2nd MR, Bechar/3rd MR and Khenchela and Tebessa/5th MR.

11.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Elimination of two (02) terrorists in Khenchela

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to intelligence exploitation, a detachment of People's National Army shot down, during the night of 10th January 2020, during an ambush in the locality of Boudekhane, wilaya of Khenchela/5th MR, two (02) terrorists. It was about the terrorist "Arbaoui Bachir" called "Abou Ishak" who joined the terrorist groups in 2007 and the terrorist "Zitouni Amara" called "Abou Oubaida" who joined the terrorist groups in 2001. This operation enabled the recovery of two (02) submachine guns type Kalashnikov, five (05) loaded chargers, one (01) homemade bomb, one (01) grenade, one (01) pair of binoculars and other objects.

    This qualitative operation reiterates, once again, the great vigilance and the firm determination of the of People's National Army Forces mobilized throughout the national territory, to preserve the security of our country and to defeat any attempt to undermine its security, this operation is added to all the results materialized on the field since the beginning of this year by neutralizing ten (10) terrorists, six (06) of them were eliminated and four (04) others were arrested.

10.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Elimination of two (02) dangerous terrorists in Jijel

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the intelligence exploitation, a detachment of the People's National Army shot down, this afternoon of 10th January 2020, during an ambush in the locality of Mechatte commune of Melia, Wilaya of Jijel/5th MR, two (02) dangerous terrorists. They were the terrorist "Ouga Mahieddine" called "Abou Oubeida" who joined the terrorist groups in 1993 and the terrorist "Laaouar Chawki" called "Ibrahim Abou Mouslim" who joined the terrorist groups in 1995.

    This qualitative operation made allowed the recovery of two (02) submachine guns of the Kalashnikov type, three (03) loaded chargers, two (02) night binoculars and other objects.

    This operation has just reinforced the dynamic of positive results achieved by the units of People's National Army, and denotes their permanent watchfulness and availability, throughout the country, to deal with any attempt aiming to undermining its security and stability.

10.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of two mines and a homemade bomb in Ain Defla and Setif

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, detachments of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 09th January 2020, two (02) mines and one (01) homemade bomb in Ain Defla/1st MR and Setif/5th MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of PNA arrested, in Djanet/4th MR, Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, (14) people from different nationalities and seized (18) generators, (12) jackhammers, two (02) water pumps and two (02) bags of stones and raw gold mixture, while elements of National Gendarmerie seized a hunting rifle in Setif/5th MR.

    In the same context, detachments of PNA thwarted smuggle attempts of (9,904) liters of fuel in Tebessa, El-Taref and Souk-Ahras/5th MR and seized (1,000) packs of cigarettes in Biskra/4th MR.

    In addition, elements of National Gendarmerie and the Coast Guards defeated in Chlef/1st MR, Oran and Ain Timouchent/2nd MR illegal emigration attempts of (38) people aboard artisanal boats, while (30) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were intercepted in Boumerdes/1st MR, Tlemcen/2nd MR and Khenchela/5th MR.

09.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Capture of a terrorist in Tamanrasset

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to intelligence exploitation, a detachment of People's National Army captured, on 08th January 2020 near the southern borders of Tamanrasset/6th MR, one (01) terrorist who activated among a terrorist organization in the Sahel. It is about "Rikane Mohamed" called "Abdelbari", who joined the terrorist groups in 2018.

    In the same context, detachments of People's National Army discovered and destroyed seven (07) casemates for terrorists, (27) homemade bombs, a quantity of foodstuffs and medicines, and various other objects, following to a raking and an excavation operations carried out separately in Setif, Batna, Skikda and Jijel/5th MR, Boumerdes and Djelfa/1st MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of PNA arrested, in Tlemcen/2nd MR, Constantine and Batna/5th MR, two (02) drug traffickers and seized (9.7) kilograms of treated kif, while (18.75) quintals of tobacco were seized in Ghardaia/4th MR.

    In addition, PNA detachments intercepted, in Djanet/4th MR, Tindouf/3rd MR and Tamanrasset/6th MR, seven (07) individuals and seized (6000) litres of fuel intended for smuggling, (22) stone crushers, (12) bags of stones and raw gold mixture, as well as one (01) generator and two (02) satellite telephones, while Coast Guards and elements of National Gendarmerie foiled, in Oran and Ain Temouchent/2nd MR an illegal emigration attempt of (115) people aboard artisanal boats.

07.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of two (02) elements of support for terrorist groups in Blida and M'sila

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to intelligence exploitation, detachments of People's National Army arrested, on 06th January 2020, two (02) elements of support for terrorist groups in Blida and M'sila/1st MR, while another detachment of PNA discovered and destroyed two (02) homemade bombs in the locality of Djebel Ouzina, commune of Faidh El Botma, wilaya of Djelfa/1st MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of PNA arrested, further to separate operations carried out in Djanet/4th MR, In Guezzam and Tamanrasset/6th MR, (32) individuals and seized four (04) all-terrain vehicles, (11) generators, (09) jackhammers, one (01) metal detector, as well as (32) bags of stones and raw gold mixture.

    In addition, Coastguards foiled, in Chlef/1st MR, Skikda/5th MR and Beni-saf/2nd MR, smuggle attempts of (57) people on artisanal boats, while (22) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were intercepted in Tlemcen, Djanet and In Amenas.

06.01.2020
Set up of a new mobile application

    Working to be in tune with developments in the field of information and communication technologies, and in order to ensure objective, efficient and instantaneous information, the Ministry of National Defence informs citizens and medias that a new electronic application was set up to allow immediate access to news and information of the Ministry of National Defence, mainly press releases, recruitment and national service advertisements, as well as any other appointment or information.

    The new mobile application of information called "MDNews" makes allows sending notifications to its users for all news. It is exclusively available on the official website of the Ministry of National Defence (www.mdn.dz)), through the link: www.mdn.dz/mdnews.apk


05.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Elimination of two (02) terrorists in Tipaza

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, during a search operations led in the forest of Taghzout Ahcen commune of Messelmoune wilaya of Tipaza/1st MR, a detachment of People's National Army shot down, this morning 05th January 2020, two (02) terrorists and seized one (01) machine gun type Kalachnikov, one (01) sniper rifle and a quantity of ammunitions.

    This operation, still in progress, reinforces the dynamic of the positive results achieved by People's National Army units and denoted their constant watchfulness and their availability throughout the country to face any eventual attempt threatening the security and the stability of the country.

05.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of (20) casemates for terrorists in Skikda

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, thanks to the exploitation of information and further to the search and the raking operations in the locality of Oued D'khil, commune of Oued Z'hour, wilaya of Skikda/5th MR, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 04th January 2020, twenty (20) casemates for terrorists, (20) homemade bombs, (250) kilograms of amonitrate, as well as, foodstuffs, clothing and sleeping effects, and several objects.

    In the same context, another detachment of PNA discovered and destroyed, during a raking and excavation operation in the Taghzout Ahcen forest, commune of Messelmoune, wilaya of Tipaza/1st MR, four (04) casemates for terrorists, one (01) homemade bomb, foodstuffs and other items.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of PNA intercepted, during separate operations carried out in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR and Djanet/4th MR, (22) individuals and seized one ( 01) truck, one (01) all-terrain vehicle, (35) generators, (27) jackhammers and several items.

    In another context, a detachment of PNA in coordination with the customs services arrested, in Ghardaia/4th MR, two (02) drug traffickers and seized (1,135) kilogram of cocaine and (63,100) psychotropic tablets, while a another detachment arrested in coordination with the National Security services in Oum El Bouaghi/5th MR, two (02) other drug traffickers in their possession (614) psychotropic tablets.

    In addition, Coast Guards foiled, in Oran, Mostaganem/2nd MR and Skikda/5th MR, smuggle attempts of (46) individuals aboard artisanal boats.

04.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of thirteen (13) shells and one (01) homemade bomb in Ain Defla

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 3rd January 2020, thirteen (13) shells and one (01) homemade bomb further to a search and raking operation in Ain defla/1st MR.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime and in the dynamics of the operations aiming to stem the spread of the drug scourge in our country, a combined detachment of People's National Army seized, in Ghardaia/4th MR a large quantity of treated kif amounting to (500) kilograms, while other detachments in coordination with the elements of National Gendarmerie seized (136) kilograms of the same substance in Maghnia/2nd MR and El Oued/4th MR.

    In the same context, elements of National Gendarmerie apprehended in Medea/1st MR nine (09) drug traffickers and seized (6073) psychotropic tablets, (03) tourist vehicles and a sum of money estimated at (70) million cents, while detachments of PNA seized during separate operations carried out in Djanet/4th MR, Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, (03) all-terrain vehicles, (13) generators, ( 08) jackhammers, (05) stone crushers, (05) drill rigs and other objects.

    In addition, elements of Coast Guards and National Gendarmerie foiled illegal immigration attempts of (151) people in Oran/2nd MR, El Taref/5th MR Chlef and Tipaza/1st MR while ( 21) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were intercepted in Tindouf/3rd MR and Djanet/4th MR.

03.01.2020
Operational report of People's National Army during the year 2019

    In accordance with the instructions of the High Command of the People's National Army, aiming to strengthening efforts and vigilance in order to preserve operational availability at its highest level, to face any eventual threat to the security and the stability of the country. The year 2019 was distinguished by great results in the fight against terrorism, against smuggling, arms trafficking, drug trafficking and organized crime, by the neutralization and the arrest of a large number of terrorists, the dismantling of several support networks and the destruction of an important number of casemates and shelters for terrorist groups.

    These organized and coordinated operations between different units of PNA enabled the arrest of a great number of smugglers and the recovery of large batches of armaments, ammunitions, drugs, fuels and prohibited goods. This reflects the will of the High Command of People's National Army to defeat the macabre designs of these criminals, and demonstrates the professionalism, the vigilance and the determination of our armed forces to preserve the supreme interests of the country and to protect the sovereignty of the national territory, as confirmed by the following results:

   Fight against terrorism:
    The different operations carried out by the units of People's National Army, within the framework of the fight against terrorism, ended with:
  • Elimination of (15) terrorists and arrest of (25) other terrorists;
  • Surrender of (44) terrorists to the military authorities;
  • Arrest of (245) elements of support for terrorist groups;
  • Discovery of (06) terrorist's remains;
  • Surrender of (13) members of terrorists' families;
  • Discovery and destruction of (295) casemates for terrorist groups and (09) explosives manufacturing workshops;
  • Recovery of (649) pieces of armament (116 Kalashnikovs, 433 rifles, 32 pistols, 38 machine guns, 30 rocket launchers);
  • Recovery of (240) chargers, (33) ammunition chains and (193680) bullets of different calibres and (1725) shells;
  • Discovery and destruction of (750) homemade bombs (1891.4 Kg) of explosive materials.
 

   Fight against smuggling, organized crime and illegal immigration:
    Within the framework of borders security and the fight against smuggling, organized crime and illegal immigration, detachments of People's National Army have obtained the following results:
  • Arrest of (723) drug traffickers;
  • Arrest of (1909) smugglers;
  • Arrest of (3001) gold panners;
  • Seizure of an important quantity of drugs amounting to (3,085) quintals of cocaine, (478.15) quintals of treated kif and (470758) psychotropic tablets;
  • Seizure of (872) vehicles;
  • Seizure of (10) drones;
  • Seizure of (284) communication equipment and (38) pairs of binoculars;
  • Seizure of (786.9) quintals and (244281) units of tobacco;
  • Seizures of (296,513) units of different drinks;
  • Seizure of (624.9) tones of foodstuffs intended for smuggling;
  • Seizure of (918102) litres of fuel;
  • Seizure of (985,469) units of parapharmaceutical products;
  • Seizure of (515) metal detectors, in addition to (3198) generators, (2188) jackhammers and (2672) bags of stones and raw gold mixture and (66) stone crushers;
  • Seizure of (59.7) kilograms of gold;
  • Seizure of (1229305) units of pyrotechnic products;
  • Arrest of (4,465) illegal immigrants from different nationalities;
  • Defeat of (3053) illegal emigration attempts and rescue of (331) people.
 

 

01.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Capture of a third terrorist in Skikda

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and as a continuation of the operation carried out yesterday in the locality of Oued D'khil, commune of Oued Z'hour, daïra of Ouled Atia, Wilaya of Skikda/5th MR, which allowed the arrest of two terrorists accompanied by a number of women and children, and the recovery of firearms, a detachment of People's National Army captured, tonight 1st January 2020, following a search operation conducted in the same region, a third terrorist (01) and seized one pistol, (01) submachine gun type Kalashnikov, two (02) chargers loaded with ammunition and two (02) grenades.

 

    It was about the terrorist "Filali Ali" called "Abou El-Haitham", who joined the terrorist groups with his father the terrorist "Filali Khoudja" in 1994 at the age of ten.

    Thus, the assessment of this operation which is still in progress amounts to the arrest of three (03) terrorists accompanied by six (06) women and (06) children and the seizure of three (03) firearms and a quantity of ammunition.

01.01.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of six (06) casemates for terrorists in Skikda

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and following the search and raking operation, still in progress, in the locality of Oued D'khil, commune of Oued Z'hour, daïra of Ouled Atia, wilaya of Skikda/5th MR, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 31st December 2019, six (06) casemates for terrorists containing eight (08) hand-made bombs, (15) mobile phones, clothing and sleeping effects, as well as various objects.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of People's National Army intercepted, during separate operations carried out in Djanet/4th MR and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, (17) people and seized (07) all-terrain vehicles, (18) jackhammers, (17) generators, one (01) metal detector, (25) bags of stones and raw gold mixture and one (01) satellite telephone.

    In another context, Coast Guards seized (29.75) kilograms of treated kif in Bejaia/5th MR, while a detachment of PNA in coordination with the services of the National Security arrested, in Batna/5th MR , one (01) drug trafficker and seized (4.78) kilograms of the same substance. Moreover, elements of National Gendarmerie apprehended, in Oran/2nd MR and Tebessa/5th MR, (04) individuals in possession of (615) psychotropic tablets and (14,000) boxes of cigarettes.

    In addition, Coast Guards thwarted in Tlemcen/2nd MR a smuggle attempt of (14) people aboard an artisanal boat, while (45) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were intercepted in Tamanrasset and Tlemcen.

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