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Algeria seizes nearly US$100,000 militants' ransom cash

Algeria seizes nearly US$100,000 militants' ransom cash

Algeria’s army has retrieved a “slice of the ransom” cash paid out to free hostages held by “terrorist groups” in the troubled Sahel region, the defence ministry has said. Soldiers “recovered the sum of 80,000 euros” ($97,900) during an operation in Algeria’s northeastern Jijel province, a statement issued late Monday said. Algerian authorities use the term “terrorist” to describe armed Islamists who have...

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Abdelaziz Djerad Algeria Algerian Jijel Mali Sophie Petronin