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Algeria says terrorists obtaining arms in Libya

Algeria says terrorists obtaining arms in Libya

Algeria's foreign minister says his government is certain that al-Qaida's north African branch has obtained weapons on the black market that has flourished during the civil war in neighboring Libya.
Mourad Medelci says that countries across north Africa have seen proof "on the ground" that al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has taken advantage of the instability in Libya to procure new weapons with which to expand its campaign of terrorism.
"It's not just a worry or a feeling, it's a certainty," Medelci said in an interview on French radio station Europe 1.
Medelci is in Paris to participate in an international conference seeking to map Libya's future.
The diplomat said that Libya is "vulnerable" during its transition to terrorists taking refuge within its borders and using it as a springboard for terrorism throughout the region.