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Online Message Warns AQIM Of Imminent Crackdown

A message posted on at Tahadi Internet forum warned members of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that the the Algerian security forces were about to launch a crackdown against the hideouts of the group in mountain areas Eastern the capital Algiers.

The message was entitled: "Urgent, To the Mujahideen in Algeria" and claimed that based on intelligence obtained from trusted sources, the Algerian authorities will be launching a major campaign against the militants' camps in the East and more specifically in the areas of Jebel al Lumanza, Al Shareea and al Jebel al Abyad.

The message claims the forces will be called from the barracks of Raghaya, Lebleida, and other places around Algiers.