ARCHIVES | MAY 2020

31.05.2020
Fight against smuggling and organized crime.. Permanent vigilance

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and in the dynamic of tireless efforts aiming to stemming the spread of drug trafficking scourge in our country, Border Guards arrested, on 30th May 2020, two (02) drug traffickers on board two (02) vehicles charged with (98.2) kilograms of treated kif, during an excavation and search operation carried out in Aïn Safra, wilaya of Naama in the 2nd Military Region.

    In the same context and still at the level of the 2nd Military Region, elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted, in Rélizane, one (01) drug trafficker in possession of (2.12) kilograms of treated kif, while they seized (4.500) packets of cigarettes and (201.600) units of pyrotechnic products in Ouargla in the 4th Military Region.

    In addition, detachments of People's National Army seized, during separate operations carried out in Djanet in the 4th Military Region, Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, five (05) individuals and seized (13) generators and six (06) jackhammers used in illegal gold panning operations, as well as four (04) all-terrain vehicles and (3,9) tonnes of foodstuffs intended for smuggling.

30.05.2020
Fight against smuggling and organized crime.. Successful operations in several Military Regions

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of People's National Army intercepted, on 29th May 2020, during separate operations carried out in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, three (03) individuals and seized one (01) truck, three (03) all-terrain vehicles and (106.560) units of detergent products intended for smuggling, as well as several gold panning tools.

    In another context, border guards arrested, in Tlemcen/2nd MR, two (02) drug traffickers and seized (40) kilograms of treated kif, while a detachment of PNA seized, in coordination with the Customs services, (489.600) units of pyrotechnic items in Ouargla/4th MR.

    In addition, detachments of People's National Army defeated in Tébessa, Souk-Ahras, and El-Tarf/5th MR, smuggle attempts of (13.197) litres of fuel, while (55) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in Tamanrasset and Tébessa.

27.05.2020
The Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Interim Chief of Staff of PNA presided over the work of the colloquium entitled: "Resilience facing the COVID-19 pandemic"

    Within the framework of the supervision of Coronavirus pandemic evolution, the Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army, presided this Wednesday, 27th May 2020, at the high School of War in TAMANTFOUST, the opening ceremony for the work of a colloquium organized by the Military Institute for Documentation, Assessment and Prospective of the Minister of National Defence, entitled "Resilience facing the COVID-19 pandemic ".

 

    This conference was attended by the Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, the Commander of the 1st Military Region, the Force Commanders, the Chiefs of Departments of the Ministry of National Defence and General Staff of People's National Army and the Central Directors, as well as high executives from the different ministerial departments, from People's National Army and the security services.

 

    At the beginning of the conference, a silence's minute was observed in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus. Then, during his opening speech, followed by the executives of the different Forces commands and Military Regions via videoconference, the Major General affirmed, that in front of this difficult situation, the High Authorities of the country took, from the beginning of the crisis, a set of exceptional measures, implementing them gradually, in order to contain the spread of this epidemic:

 

    "In front of this difficult situation, the High Authorities of the country have taken, since the beginning of the crisis, a set of exceptional measures, implementing them gradually, in order to contain the spread of this epidemic. Avant-garde measures, notably in terms of early health quarantine of the affected regions, repatriation of Algerian nationals from different countries of the world, in addition to the organization of permanent awareness campaigns, for the benefit of citizens, about the dangerousness of the virus and the The imperative to respect the preventive measures in force, in addition to compensation for disaster victims, and the alleviation of the economic impacts caused by this pandemic on citizens, especially the most vulnerable segments of society. An undertaking that could not have been achieved without the combination of efforts, exchanging experiences as well as coordination between the different ministrials departments ".

   In the same context, the Major General added that People's National Army stood alongside our worthy people, and faithful to its habits, it honoured the call of duty and provided all of its human and material resources to deal with this dangerous pandemic, emphasizing the need to seize this crisis and make it a real opportunity, by reassessing many questions in different fields

 

    In this context, People's National Army stood alongside our worthy people, and faithful to its habits, it honoured the call of duty and provided all of its human and material resources to deal with this dangerous pandemic. Thus, in addition to taking the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus in its ranks, the People's National Army made available military cargo planes to transport medical equipment from the People's Republic of China. Also, all military health structures have been mobilized to take care of sick people, ensuring their ready state to intervene if necessary, including the deployment of field hospitals in the different Military Regions as well as the mobilization Family Rest Centers, Regional Circles and military hotels to house people infected with the virus, in addition to its effective participation in the activities of commissions at the level of Military Regions and Wilayas, in particular through the update of emergency organization plans (ORSEC Plans).

    Crises engender eagerness. Thus, it is our duty to seize this crisis and make it a real opportunity, by reassessing many questions in different fields, as stressed by the President of the Republic, Supreme chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, in particular in terms of revision of the national health system, by erecting a modern health system that meets the needs of the citizen and guarantees him adequate care, while initiating practical measures to accelerate the implementation of a new economic model based on the diversification of sources of public revenue and the knowledge economy ".


    At the end, the Major General underlined, that despite its multiple repercussions, this pandemic was an opportunity to tap into the capital of values and traditions of our people in terms of social solidarity. Thus, the most beautiful images of the signs of strengthening the link between society and the institutions of the State were manifested, and of the cohesion between all the fringes of the valiant Algerian people who stood as one man facing the epidemic:

 

    "It is also appropriate to point out that this pandemic was an opportunity to tap into the capital of values and traditions of our people in terms of social solidarity, materialized by the initiatives of civil society to provide the necessary support and assistance to the most affected wilayas, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, under the aegis of the concerned public authorities, demonstrating, once again, the authenticity of Algerians people.

    In the same context, the most beautiful images of signs of strengthening the link between society and state institutions, and the cohesion between all the fringes of the valiant Algerian people who stood as one man, facing the epidemic, proving once again its eternal unity, its cohesion, its firm resistance and its great resilience in times of crises and trials. This reinforces our conviction that Algeria will always be well, whatever the conditions and the circumstances, as long as it preserves the oath of the Chouhada, follows their steps and concretizes their will, thanks to the solid arms of his faithful and loyal children ".


    Finally, the Major General reiterated his sincere thanks to all national health sector staff, civil and military, for their sacrifices and their laborious efforts made within the fight against this epidemic, before announcing the opening of this important conference, wishing all success in its work.

   The work of the conference was led by a number of high state executives, and military and civilian specialists' professors, who addressed, through their interventions, several subjects relating to two main axes, namely:
  • 1- The different response mechanisms to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • 2- Post-pandemic Algeria.
   At the end of the conference, a set of recommendations emerged, aiming to establish the mechanisms for strategic management of the crisis, in particular post-COVID-19.

27.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of nine (09) homemade bombs in Tébessa

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 26th May 2020, nine (09) homemade bombs in Stah Guentis, wilaya of Tébessa in 5th Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of People's National Army intercepted, in Tindouf/3rd MR, In Guezzam and Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th MR, fourteen (14) individuals and seized six (06) all-terrain vehicles, (2,670) litres of fuel, (5.5) tonnes of foodstuffs as well as (05) jackhammers and (03) generators.

 

    In Oum El Bouaghi/5th MR, a detachment of PNA apprehended, in coordination with National Security services, one (01) drug trafficker in his possession (1527) psychotropic tablets, while elements of National Gendarmerie arrested, in Biskra/4th MR, three (03) smugglers and seized (2470) packs of cigarettes and (1480) units of different drinks.

    In addition, Coast Guards foiled a smuggle attempt of six (06) individuals aboard a craft boat in Annaba/5th MR, while eight (08) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were arrested in Tlemcen and Béchar.

26.05.2020
The Major General Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army presides over the opening ceremony of the conference entitled "Resilience facing the COVID-19 pandemic"

    Within the framework of the supervising of the health situation development related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Major General, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army will preside over tomorrow, 27th May 2020, at the level of the High School of War in Tamentfoust in the 1st Military Region, the opening ceremony of the conference, organized by the Military Institute for Documentation, Evaluation and Prospective (IMDEP) of the Ministry of National Defence, entitled "Resilience facing the COVID-19 pandemic ".


    This symposium, which will be led by State Senior Officials and university professors, aims to shed light on the geopolitical and economic upheavals induced by this pandemic, to emphasize the role of People's National Army dealing with the health situation and the need to raise awareness among citizens of their duty to contribute to the fight against the Coronavirus, as well as to discuss the mechanisms for strategic management of the crisis, particularly after the "COVID-19".

23.05.2020
Fight against smuggling and organized crime.. New successful operations

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, and in the wake of continuous efforts to stem the spread of drug trafficking scourge in our country, elements of National Gendarmerie seized in Ain Sefra and Rélizane/2ndMR, (654) kilograms of treated kif, while a detachment of People's National Army in Blida and elements of National Gendarmerie in Aïn Defla/1st MR, seized another quantity of the same substance amounting to (27) kilograms.


    In the same context, a detachment of PNA in coordination with the elements of National Gendarmerie seized, in Bordj Bou Arreridj/5th MR (5039) psychotropic tablets, while a detachment of PNA foiled a smuggle attempt of (1320) litres of fuel in Tindouf/3rd MR, while two (02) all-terrain vehicles were seized in In Guezzam/6th MR.

    On the other hand, elements of Coast Guards thwarted in Béni Saf and Mostaganem/2nd MR attempts of illegal immigration of (43) individuals aboard artisanal boats.

21.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Successful operations in several Military Regions

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 20th May 2020 during a search and raking operation carried out in the area of Bordj Thar, daïra of Chakfa, wilaya of Jijel/5th MR, four (04) casemates for terrorists and seized one (01) pair of binoculars, one (01) photovoltaic plate, seven (07) micro-laptops as well as tools and computer accessories and other items, while another detachment destroyed (06) casemates for terrorists in Bir El-Ater, wilaya of Tébessa.

 

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime, a detachment of PNA intercepted, in Tindouf/3rd MR, two (02) individuals and seized one (01) all-terrain vehicle, (03) generators and (04) jackhammers, while elements of National Gendarmerie seized, in Béchar, (28) tonnes of flour intended for speculation. Furthermore, elements of National Gendarmerie arrested, in In Amenas/4th MR, three (03) smugglers aboard one (01) tourist vehicle charged with (2000) packets of cigarettes.

 

    In addition, a detachment of PNA seized, in coordination with National Security services in Batna/5th MR, (30,615) kilograms of treated kif, while Border guards apprehended, in El Oued/4th MR, one (01) drug trafficker in his possession (8640) psychotropic tablets. Moreover, the Coast Guards foiled, in Chlef/1st MR, Oran and Aïn Témouchent/2nd MR, smuggle attempts of (68) individuals.

 

 

 

20.05.2020
Fight against terrorism. Discovery and destruction of one (01) homemade bomb in Bouira

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 19th May 2020, one (01) homemade bomb in Bouira in the 1st Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of People's National Army arrested, during separate operations carried out in In-Guezzam and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, (26) individuals and seized seven (07) all-terrain vehicles and four (04) trucks charged with (114.7) tonnes of foodstuff, (1600) litres of fuel, as well as (65520) units of detergent products, intended for smuggling.

 

    In Oran in the 2nd Military Region, the Coast Guards seized (95.3) kilograms of treated kif, and thwarted a smuggle attempt of nine (09) people aboard an artisanal boat.


19.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of four (04) homemade bombs in Tébessa

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 18th May 2020, four (04) homemade bombs during a search and raking operation carried out in the town of Bir El-Ater, wilaya of Tébessa in 5th Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime, detachments of PNA intercepted, in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezzam/6th MR, eleven (11) individuals and seized (03) trucks, (09) all-terrain vehicles, (6,920) litres of fuel, (28,595) tonnes of foodstuffs, as well as gold panning equipment.

    In addition, border guards seized (83) kilograms of treated kif in Nâama and (17) kilograms in Tlemcen/2nd MR, while coast guards seized, in Oran, another quantity of the same substance amounting at (92) kilograms, and foiled a smuggle attempt of (10) individuals north of Cap Falcon in Oran. Likewise, seventeen (17) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were arrested in Tlemcen and Tamanrasset.

17.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of one casemate for terrorists in Aïn Defla

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, People's National Army detachment, discovered and destroyed, on 16th May 2020, one (01) casemate for terrorists containing five (05) quintals and (73) kilograms of foodstuff, one (01) photovoltaic plate, as well as a quantity of medicines, clothing and sleeping stuff, and various objects, during the search and raking operation, still in progress, near the town of Zeddine, wilaya of Aïn Defla in the 1st Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a detachment of PNA arrested, in Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, six (06) individuals and seized (900) grams of dynamite, (19) meters detonation wick and (33) detonators, as well as several gold panning tools, while a detachment of t PNA apprehended, in coordination with the customs services in Oran in the 2nd Military Region, two (02) drug traffickers and seized (108) kilograms of treated kif.

    Furthermore, and in the 2nd Military Region, Coast guards seized (31.3) kilograms of treated kif in Aïn Témouchent and Tlemcen, and thwarted a smuggle attempt of (16) individuals aboard a craft boat in El Ghazaouet, while elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted (67) illegal immigrants from different nationalities in Oran.

16.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of a shelter for terrorists in Constantine

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, and thanks to intelligence exploitation, a detachment of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 15th May 2020, in the region of Tiddis, wilaya of Constantine/5th MR a shelter for terrorists containing two (02) automatic pistols, two (02) ammunition chargers (21) hand-made mines, one (01) homemade bomb, one (01) grenade, a quantity of ammunition, various tools and products detonation, one (01) generator, one (01) water pump and other objects.

 

 

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of People's National Army and elements of National Gendarmerie in coordination with the Customs services arrested nine people and seized (193) kilograms of treated kif and (3,100) psychotropic tablets, during separate operations carried out in Naâma, Oran, Tlemcen and Ain Témouchent in the 2nd Military Region and Béchar in the 3rd Military Region, while Border Guard elements seized in Ain Guezzam/6th MR, (26) tonnes of foodstuffs intended for smuggling.

    In the same context, detachments of People's National Army arrested during different operations in Tamanrasset/6th Military Region, (128) individuals and seized one (01) generator, two (02) metal detectors, two (02 ) water pumps, two (02) trucks and (3000) litres of fuel, while elements of National Gendarmerie seized in Biskra in the 4th Military Region (1500) kilograms of tobacco leaves.

    On the other hand, detachments of PNA have thwarted smuggle attempts of a quantity of fuels amounting to (11,501) liters, in Souk-Ahras, El Taref and Tébessa in the 5th Military Region and El- Oued in 4th Military Region.

15.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Elimination of another terrorist in Aïn Defla

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and as a continuation of the search operation in the town of Zeddine, wilaya of Aïn Defla/1stMR, where a terrorist was shot on May 12, 2020, a detachment of People's National Army shot down, today 15th May 2020, another (01) terrorist and seized one (01) submachine gun type Kalashnikov, (03) ammunition chargers, one (01) grenade and one (01) mobile phone.

    This operation, still in progress, reiterates once again the determination of People's National Army units to track down criminals until their total eradication and to ensure safety and tranquility throughout the national territory.

14.05.2020
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 dynamic of tireless efforts aiming to stem the spread of drug trafficking scourge in our country, Border guards in coordination with elements of National Gendarmerie seized, on 13th May 2020 , a considerable quantity of treated kif amounting to three (03) quintals and (24) kilograms, , during an excavation and search operation carried out in the locality of Oued Sidi Cheikh, commune of Béni Ounif, wilaya of Bechar in 3rd Military Region.

 

    In the same context and still in Bechar, border guards intercepted four (04) drug traffickers aboard a vehicle charged with (10.9) kilograms of treated kif, while elements of the National Gendarmerie arrested, in Aflou, wilaya of Laghouat in 4th Military Region, two (02) other drug traffickers in possession of (10450) psychotropic tablets. Likewise, (20,000) packets of cigarettes were seized in Ouargla/4th MR.

13.05.2020
Fight against organized crime.. Seizure of one (01) tonne, seven (07) quintals and (72) kilograms of treated kif in Bechar

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and in the dynamics of the operations aiming to defeat drug trafficking attempts in our country, a combined detachment of People's National Army seized yesterday evening 12th May 2020 in the border locality of Béni Ounif/3rd MR, an important quantity of treated kif amounting to one (01) tonne, seven (07) quintals and (72) kilograms. This high quality operation is added to the one that allowed, on the same day and in the same locality, to intercept five (05) quintals and (60) kilograms of the same substance, to attain on the quantities report of treated kif seized yesterday a totality of two (02) tonnes, three (03) quintals and (32) kilograms.

 

    In the same context, detachments of PNA intercepted, in coordination with the customs services in Oran and Sidi Belabbès/2ndMR, eight (08) drug traffickers in possession of (30) kilograms of treated kif.

    These high quality results are added to the multiple operations that allowed the defeating of introducing and peddling attempts of these poisons in our country, and confirm the permanent vigilance and the entire disposition of People's National Army forces mobilized along borders in all conditions and circumstances.

12.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Elimination of a terrorist in Aïn Defla

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and during a search operation led in the town of Zeddine, wilaya of Aïn Defla/1st MR, a detachment of People's National Army shot down today, 12th May 2020, one (01) terrorist and seized one (01) submachine gun type Kalashnikov with folding stick, one (01) pair of binoculars, two (02) ammunition chargers and three (03) mobile phones. It was about the "Serbah Ahmed" alias "Abou El-Abbes", born in 1973 in the commune of Béni Bouateb, wilaya of Chlef. The said criminal had joined the terrorist groups in 1997, and was responsible for the terrorist group activating in the Ouarsenis between the wilayas of Chlef, Aïn Defla, Tissemsilt and Médéa.

    This operation, still in progress, strengthens the dynamic of positive results achieved by the units of People's National Army, and indicates their permanent watchfulness and availability, through the country, to deal with any attempt to undermine its security and stability.

12.05.2020
Fight against smuggling and organized crime.. Seizure of an important quantity of treated kif in Bechar

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime and in the dynamics of operations aiming to defeat drug trafficking attempts in our country, a combined detachment of People's National Army seized today 12th May 2020 in the border town of Béni Ounif/3rdMR, an important quantity of treated kif amounting to five (05) quintals and (60) kilograms charged on board one (01) all-terrain vehicle.

 

    In the same context, a combined detachment of PNA arrested, in Bordj Bou Arreridj/5th MR, two (02) drug traffickers on board (01) tourist vehicle charged with (19.5) kilograms of treated kif, while elements of National Gendarmerie seized, in coordination with the of National Security services, in Rélizane and Mascara/2nd MR, (15.4) kilograms of the same substance held by two (02) drug traffickers.

    In addition, PNA detachments intercepted one (01) smuggler in Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In-Guezzam/6th MR and seized two (02) all-terrain vehicles charged with (1.5) tonnes of foodstuffs, as well as different gold panning equipment, while eight (08) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in In-Amenas in the 4th Military Region.

11.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of one (01) element of support for terrorist groups in Sétif

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People's National Army arrested, on 10th May 2020 in Sétif/5th MR, one (01) element of support for terrorist groups, while another detachment destroyed one (01) homemade bomb in Tébessa.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of PNA seized, in Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, five (05) trucks, five (05) all-terrain vehicles, (81800) litres of fuel and (5.75) tonnes of foodstuff.

    In addition, elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted, during separate operations carried out in Tlemcen, Aïn Témouchent and Rélizane/2nd MR, eight (08) drug traffickers in their possession (19.6) kilograms of treated kif, while border Guards seized (6,680) psychotropic tablets at El Tarf/5th MR.

09.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery and destruction of two (02) handmade bombs in Boumerdès and Algiers

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, combined detachments of People's National Army discovered and destroyed, on 8th May 2020, two (02) hand-made bombs, during two separate operations carried out in the communes of Souk -El-Had, wilaya of Boumerdès and Sidi-Moussa, wilaya of Algiers in the 1st 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 Tlemcen in the 2nd Military Region, three (03) drug traffickers on board one (01) tourist vehicle charged with (21) kilograms of treated kif, while other detachments of PNA apprehended, in coordination with National Security services, five (05) drug traffickers in possession of (5.6 ) kilograms of the same substance in Batna in the 5th Military Region and Aïn Defla in the 1st Military Region.

    In addition, combined detachments of People's National Army intercepted, during operations carried out separately in In-Guezzam and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, two (02) individuals and seized four (04) all-terrain vehicles, (720) litres of fuel, as well as several gold panning tools, While smuggle attempts of (6375) liters of fuel were foiled in Tébessa, El Tarf and Souk-Ahras.

07.05.2020
Fight against smuggling and organized crime.. Successful operations in several Military Regions

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a combined detachment of People's National Army seized, on 6th May 2020 in Skikda in the 5th Military Region, (37) kilograms of treated kif, while others combined detachments of People's National Army arrested seven (07) drug traffickers and seized (16.3) kilograms of the same substance and three (03) tourist vehicles, during separate operations carried out in Tlemcen in the 2nd Military Region , Ouargla in 4th Military Region and Adrar in 3rd Military Region.

    In the same context, elements of National Gendarmerie dismantled, in Mostaganem in the 2nd Military Region, a criminal network composed of four (04) individuals, specialized in the falsification of (2000) DZD banknotes. This operation enabled the seizure of a falsified sum of money, estimated at (620) million cents, as well as computer equipment.

    In addition, combined detachments of People's National Army intercepted, in Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In-Guezzam in the 6th Military Region, two (02) people and seized eight (08) all-terrain vehicles charged with (10) tonnes of foodstuffs and (1.7) tonnes of detergents intended for smuggling, while Coast Guards foiled a smuggle attempt of nine (09) individuals aboard an artisanal boat in El Kala in 5th Military Region.

06.05.2020
3rd day of the visit of the Major General, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army, in 3rd Military Region in Béchar

    On the third day of the visit to the 3rd Military Region, the Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army presided over a working meeting, at the Regional Command headquarters and inspected the units of the 40th Mechanized Infantry Division.

    Before that, the Major General had carried out, yesterday evening, with the Major General Mustapha Smaali, Commander of the 3rd Military Region, a visit to the Central Operational Sector Bordj Akid Lotfi.

 

    After the welcoming ceremony, the Major General followed a full presentation made by the Sector Commander, then, he gave an orientation address to the executives and the staff, underlining the objectives that he personally aims to achieve are the need to contribute efficiently to the constant increase of the combat preparation levels, to the permanent improvement of the knowledge and performances of the executives and the personnel, as well as to work without respite and with absolute dedication to preserve this valuable asset, namely the permanent availability of the battle corps of People's National Army.

 

    He also inspected some units in the Sector.

    As for today's morning and at the entrance to the Regional Command headquarters, the Major General observed a moment's silence on the soul of the valiant Chahid "Mustapha BEN BOULAÏD", that Command headquarters of the Region bears the name, laid a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative stele and recited the Fatiha on his soul and on those of all our valiant Chouhada.

 

    Then, the Major General presided over a working session regrouping the command, the regional general staffs, the unit's commanders and the chiefs of the different security services, where he followed an exhaustive presentation on the General situation in the Region, presented by the Commander of the Region, before delivering, at the level of the 40th Mechanized Infantry Division, an orientation address to the managers and the staff of the Division, followed by all of the personnel of the Northern Operational Sector, through which he emphasized on the vital importance of this Military Region, and the effective role played by its units located along the border strip of the jurisdiction, in securing the country against all scourges and threats:

 

 

    "It is also very pleasant to me, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, to present to you, and through you, to all the personnel of People's National Army, my best and sincere wishes, praying Allah the Almighty to allow us, and all our people, to relive these moments of religious solemnity in health and serenity.

    We are today, on the commemoration of the massacres of 8th May 1945 eve, this memory that will remain etched in the minds of the generations who will forever remember the most cruel massacres committed against humanity during the 20th century. It was one of the main phases in the history of Algeria and a lesson well learned by the Algerian people to which declared armed fight in order to regain their freedom and independence

    May Allah the Almighty have mercy on the souls of the Chouhada of the resistances, the Chouhada of our Glorious Revolution and the Martyrs of national duty. May the dignity and the sovereignty of our country be preserved with His good will.

    As I would like to seize this opportunity to insist on the need to be aware that the success of the missions is directly, more than this, imperatively linked to the strict and continuous compliance with all the instructions, the orientations and the guidelines that I issue successively, in progress with the requirements of the characteristics and nature of the region.

    Thus, you are asked, at the 40th Mechanized Infantry Division, and all the combat units, exercising at of the 3rd Military Region, to continue the laborious and loyal efforts, and I know that you provide it permanently, and with great awareness of the dimensions of the constitutional missions assigned to the People's National Army, a worthy heir of the National Liberation Army. "

06.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Arrest of an element of support for terrorist groups in Jijel

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to intelligence exploitation, a combined detachment of People's National Army apprehended on 05th May 2020, one (01) element of support for terrorist groups in Jijel in the 5th Military Region.

    Within the framework of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, and in the dynamics of the operations aiming to stem the spread of drug trafficking scourge in our country, border guards arrested, during search and raking operations carried out near the borders of Tlemcen in the 2nd Military Region, nine (09) drug traffickers and seized an important quantity of treated kif amounting to three (03) quintals and (80.45) kilograms, while elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted, in the same region, one (01) drug trafficker on board one (01) tourist vehicle charged with five (05) kilograms of the same substance.

 

    In the same context, a combined detachment of People's National Army arrested, in Bechar in the 3rd Military Region, five (05) drug traffickers and seized (33.5) kilograms of treated kif and two (02) tourist vehicles, while elements of National Gendarmerie seized (10.5) kilograms of treated kif in possession of three (03) drug traffickers who were on board two (02) tourist vehicles in Aïn Defla in the 1st Military Region.

05.05.2020
The 2nd day of the visit of the Major General, interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army to3rd Military Region in Béchar

    On the second day of the visit to the 3rd Military Region, the Major General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army supervised, at the level of the manoeuvring field of the South Tindouf Operational Sector, the execution of a tactical exercise with live ammunition, entitled "loyalty to the oath", which was carried out within the framework of the evaluation of the second stage of the combat preparation program for the year 2019/2020.

 

    In the company of the Major General Mustapha Smaali, Commander of the 3rd Military Region, the Major General, Interim Chief of Staff of People's National Army followed a presentation by the Sector Commander, director of the exercise, about the general idea of the exercise, its objectives and its execution stages, follow up by the exercise progress, carried out by the organic units of the South Tindouf Operational Sector. All the combat actions were distinguished by a high professionalism in all their stages, and by an excellent tactical and operational level, which indicates great capacities in combat of the crews and commanders of the units at all levels, particularly in terms of optimal use of the ground and of a perfect coordination between the participating units, and reflects the great skills of the executives in terms of mounting and conducting the different combat actions, and the skills of the personnel to use of the different weapons systems and equipment, which contributed to the achievement of a very satisfying results reflected in the accuracy of the shots by the different weapons.

 

 

 

    At the end of the exercise, the Major General held a meeting with the personnel of the units having carried out the exercise, and congratulated them for the great efforts made during the preparation and the execution of this exercise which was an absolute success, in this context, he stressed that the effective development and the real upgrading of the level require giving a great importance to the preparation and the execution of evaluation exercises at different levels and plans.

 

    Afterward, the Major General reviewed the units that participated in this exercise.

 

    At the same time, the Major General inspected the field hospital as well as the different available medical equipment and noted his readiness to intervene in case of need. Then, He visited some units of the South Tindouf Operational Sector.


05.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Discovery of weapons and ammunition cache in Bouira

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and further to a search and raking operation carried out in the locality of El-Thaalba, commune of Lakhdaria, wilaya of Bouira in the 1st Military Region, a detachment of People's National Army discovered, on 04th May 2020, a cache (01) of weapons and ammunition, containing four (04) submachine guns, four (04) ammunition chargers, as well as (55) homemade bombs and (20) kilograms of TNT.

    Within the framework of the fight against organized crime, elements of National Gendarmerie intercepted, in coordination with the customs services, during two separate operations in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, one (01) smuggler and seized two (02) trucks loaded with (48.3) tonnes of foodstuffs.

04.05.2020
Press release from the Ministry of National Defence

    Once again, some tendentious mouthpieces accustomed to fish in murky waters, try to spread wrong and untrue statements, to desecrate the image of People's National Army using the particular health situation in our country, like all the countries of the world, further to the propagation of the pandemic of the new Coronavirus.

    These parties are working to mislead public opinion and claim the existence of an exaggeration in the preventive measures application against the pandemic on military staff, by putting them in confinement far from their families, and thus creating an outrageous climate among the militaries.

    Faced with these untrue allegations, the Ministry of National Defence categorically denies these unfounded slanders, and affirms that the preventive measures taken to deal with this pandemic are applied in order to protect the personnel of our Armed Forces and their families against this dangerous virus.

    The Ministry of National Defence reiterates that all these tendentious declarations serve only the hostile parties to Algeria, and the personnel of People's National Army, aware of the importance of the noble missions assigned to them, fully understand the relevance of these preventive measures, which essentially aim to protect them against the pandemic.

02.05.2020
Fight against terrorism.. Surrender of a terrorist to the military authorities in Tamanrasset

    Within the framework of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the efforts of People's National Army Forces, the terrorist named «M. Taher» surrendered, on 01st May 2020, to the military authorities of Tamanrasset in the 6th Military Region. The terrorist, who joined terrorist groups in 2016, was in possession of one (01) submachine gun type Kalashnikov and one (01) ammunition charger.

    It should be noted that the said terrorist is the brother of the terrorist «M. Saya», shot down on 18th November 2019, by a People's National Army detachment in the Taoundate area in Tin-Zaouatine, Bordj Badji Mokhtar Operational Sector/6th MR.

    In the wake of continuous efforts to stem the spread of drug trafficking scourge in our country, elements of National Gendarmerie seized, in Naama in the 2nd Military Region, an important quantity of treated kif estimated to (862) kilograms, while other elements of the National Gendarmerie and the Border Guards seized in Tlemcen and Sidi Belabbes/2ndMR, (126.5) kilograms of the same substance.


 

    In the same context, a detachment of PNA in coordination with the National Security services arrested, in Batna/5th MR, five (05) drug traffickers and seized (31.5) kilograms of treated kif, a sum of money amounting to (29,973,000) DA and five (05) mobile phones. While smuggle attempts of (11,812) litres of fuels were foiled in Souk-Ahras, El Taref and Tebessa/5th MR.

 

    On the other hand, (17) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in Naama/2nd MR.

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