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Algerian Army Uncovered Anti-Aircraft Missile Stashed By Terrorists In Northern Region (Photos)

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The Algerian National People’s Army (NPA) has uncovered a weapons cache containing a man-portable air-defense system (MANPAD) in the northern province of Tizi Ouzou, the Ministry of National Defense announced on January 7.

The MANPAD, a Soviet-made 9K32 Strela-2M, was uncovered by NPA troops during a search operation in the areas of Djbel Ezane, Tbaoulat and Echaara. Five thermal batteries for the MANPAD as well as other weapons and equipment were found in the same cache.

The 9K32M Strela-2M is the second generation of the original 9K32 Strela-2, with an improved infrared homing system, a more effective warhead and engine as well as an updated detection system. The updated missile’s top firing range is 4,200 m.

In the statement, the Ministry of National Defense said the weapons cache was uncovered thanks to information from terrorist Rezkane Ahcene, known as “Abu Dahdah,” who was captured on December 16.

“This special operation, which is added to the set of results concretized on the ground, reiterates the great vigilance and the firm determination of the Forces of the National People’s Army to cleanse our country from the scourge of terrorism, and to establish the security and tranquility throughout the national territory,” the statement reads.

The MANPAD uncovered in Tizi Ouzou was likely smuggled into Algeria from neighboring Libya. Hundreds of similar missiles were looted from the Libyan military stockpiles following the 2011 military intervention by NATO.

Several terrorist groups, including ISIS and al-Qaeda, are active on a low level in the rural parts of Algeria. These terrorist cells benefit from the instability in Libya and Mali.

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4 comments

  1. verner says:

    was the idea to use these manpads against the jews in palestine, then it’s a pity. the world and it’s proxies in the war against the jews in palestine need all the good stuff they can find, inclusive of a few missile carrried nukes ex north korea. the world doesn’t need the jews in palestine and thus the need to obliterate the jewish dream to nothing.

    1. Jens Holm says:

      No wonder parts of them thig You are spendables too.

      It was a mistake westerns took America instead of ME.

  2. Just Me says:

    Algeria is officially now part of the growing Axis of Resistance and is supporting POLISARIO freedom fighters in their just struggle against Moroccan Zionist pimp regime, so it is now obviously a target of CIA. DGSE and MOSSAD terrorism. Algeria has very professional and powerful military and strong allies in Russia and Iran, so the Zionist losers will suffer.

    1. Kalash says:

      bruh chill why u so angry. Algeria has terrorism because their regime ITSELF created the civil war to overthrow the PEOPLE’S ELECTED PARTY not because of the illuminati or cia or whatever. Please be quiet.

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