A mother and child ride atop a camel as a Tuareg caravan travels north through a remote region of southern Niger July 4, 2005. (photo by REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)
By: Karim Shanqiti posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012
More than 55 Libyans from the Tuareg tribe have crossed over into Algerian territory in the last two days through the border crossing at Debdeb in the province of Illizi. They left the town of Ghadames and its surrounding villages out of fear of reprisals by armed groupsagainst certain individuals, and particularly against Tuareg families.
Sources inside the Libyan city of Ghadames told El-Khabarthat the Tuareg tribes have been subjected to ethnic cleansing for the past eight months.The Ghadames tribe, which is backed by forces affiliated with the National Transitional Council, is allegedly carrying out these acts. The latter burned and destroyed hostels and stables belonging to the Tuareg tribe and expelled them from the city, forcing them to flee into Algeria.
(*****WHERE IS THE HRW? THE UN? THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT WAS SO WORRIED OVER THE LIBYAN POPULATION HEALTH WITH QADDAFI’S REGIME? WHERE IS MS. RICE AND OBAMA? WHY DON’T THEY COME TO LIBYA AND ESPECIALLY TO THE CITY OF GHADAMES AND HAVE THEIR THROAT CUT SO THEY WILL KNOW WHAT RACISM REALLY MEANS?)
According to the escapees, many Tuareg members were subjected to“illegal”detention in secret locations under inhumane conditions.They added that members of the Ghadames tribesare searching for Tuareg members everywhere, even in hospitals, to kill and torture them.They have alsorecently arrested a large number of them, including women.
Tuareg representatives from the Libyan city of Ghadames expressed their fear of physical liquidation by the Ghadame sites, especially after the arrival of a large number of NTC troops who support them to the area in the last couple of days.According to the Tuaregs, the escalation of events have put them in danger, and international intervention is now required to save them from death. Libya has more than 500,000 Tuaregs distributed among the cities of Ghadames, Ghat, Ubari and Sabha,where they have established close relations with some Libyan families.
According to information out of Ghadames, the situation is now stable after a week of armed clashes between young members of local Tuareg families and the Ghadame sites. The latter have waged a war which the Tuareg described as “vengeful.”Fourteen people have been killed, including a military field commander named Issa Tlili, and at least 20 others from both sides have been wounded by gunfire. The Debdeb crossing of the Algeria border is now closed and prohibits the entry of escapees from the deteriorating security situation in Ghadames. These orders come from the highest authorities in the country, as confirmed by official sources to El-Khabar.
Now, hundreds of Libyan Tuaregs who have escaped from hell are stranded at the Algerian-Libyan border and suffering harsh conditions.They are unable to enter Algeria since they do not carry passports or other proof of their identities.
ALGERIA ISP / According to the Algerian daily El Khabar, the leader of the NTC, Mustapha Abdeljalil will come to Algeria in July 2012 to attend the festivities of the fiftieth anniversary of Independence. If this information is true! It is really an insult to our Martyrs and our Mujahideen who fought against French colonialism. It is an insult to us, nationalist and patriotic to the Algerians.
Bringing a puppet posed by NATO, Algeria to celebrate this day very much for all Algerian (ne) s, which is our day of independence. This task should not come to Algeria and most come in a symbolic day like this is very serious!
To celebrate July 5, 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of Independence, it will bring the icons of Patriotism and nationalism as Fidel Castro and / or Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, men who have principles. Back in their place Mustapha Abdeljalil, who betrayed his president,his country, he who has destroyed his country, who murdered his people, it’s really pathetic.
Algeria is the responsibility of all Algerians.
Damn, think before inviting anyone! This is our land!
In separate operations of the security services in El Oued Illizi and arrested four persons and seizure of weapons and bombs from Libya.
The security services of the wilaya of Illizi arrested three men and a women in possession of eight landmines and a rifle Russian elite as well as two pistols and 100 cartridges of various calibers and equipment manufacturing of cartridges.Those arrested, who are three Algerians and a Libyan had been detained.
The same services have transferred the three men and a woman accused of trafficking and possession of weapons and explosives at the pole of Ouelgla court, which issued an arrest warrant against a fourth defendant.
Security services and after a search of three houses in the cities of Djanet and Im Amenas, seized two pistols Tokarev, military rifles and 100 ammunition boxes, in addition to eight large.
Fight against the smuggling of weapons from Libya 12 arms dealers arrested and nine Kalashnikov recovered Djanet.
The security of daïra Djanet, in coordination with the regional brigade investigation on illegal immigration (BRIICS), managed to dismantle a network specialized in the trafficking of arms and ammunition from Libya. This network consists of 12 elements, from Algeria, Mali and Niger, aged between 28 and 40.
A local source, this operation took place qualitative result of an investigation triggered by the security services, based on information obtained from the activity of this network of arms trafficking. During a search of the home network elements, located south of the city of Djanet, the security services have intercepted nine Kalashnikov machine guns and a large quantity of ammunition, intended for sale. The investigation of the security services revealed that the weapons are from Libya, and they are introduced in Algeria through the slopes and areas not controlled. The 12 smugglers were brought before the public prosecutor at the court of Djanet, who was remanded in custody in anticipation of the bringing to justice illegal immigration and arms trafficking.
According to an assessment of the security services and the National Gendarmerie 87 Libyan arms dealers arrested in Algeria since the conflict began in Libya.
14,200 Libyans were able to infiltrate into Algeria and then arrested by the security services, and has been since the conflict began in Libya, according to an official report of the security services and the National Gendarmerie. A source close to the record, at least 87 Libyans were caught in flagrante delicto, while attempting to transfer arms on behalf of terrorist groups subject to AQIM.
The majority of Libyan nationals were arrested without identification, supports the same source, noting that the Libyans who were able to infiltrate through the border between Algeria and Libya, were in search of food and medical care. Some of them have become traders of food products to Libya.Moreover, armed, suspected of having links with the rebels, because they carry the new flag of Libya, cashing 20 000 dollars for all convoys crossing the region towards Sebha and al Jalou Jaghboub near the borders Libyan-Egyptian. Smuggling groups are also required, according to informed sources, to pay for the leaders of armed factions in southern Libya, between 35 and 50 thousand dollars for each shipment of drugs through southern Libya to the Egyptian border regions Sabou Al and Al seloum Aouinat. In the same vein, specialists in the fight against terrorism have shown that large quantities of gold were traded Libya in Algeria and Morocco, against the quantities of fuel and spare parts of vehicles.