Algeria says 102 Islamists killed, captured or repented

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More than 100 armed Islamists have been killed, captured or have repented in Algeria in the first half of this year. (File Photo: AFP)

By AFP | Algeria
Tuesday, 7 July 2015

More than 100 armed Islamists have been killed, captured or have repented in Algeria in the first half of this year, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

A statement, carried by national news agency APS, did not give a breakdown of the 102 Islamists it said were no longer battling Algerian security forces.

Large quantities of arms and ammunition - including automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and almost 1,300 explosive devices - were seized in security sweeps between January and June, it said.

Islamist-linked violence rocked Algeria in the 1990s but has since waned, although armed groups remain active in central and eastern Algeria where they mount attacks on security forces.

The army says more than 100 Islamists were killed last year.

Last Update: Tuesday, 7 July 2015 KSA 21:32 - GMT 18:32
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I beg your pardon, what is the meaning of Islamist? Are they the dreaded extremists that are branded terrorists or are they ISIS? I am having difficulty with terms because they seem to multiply. And there are also the jihadists that I sometimes read which refers to ISIS. So which is which now? Maybe the media should be uniform in their monikers given to those Muslims so the public will not be confused.