(MENAFN) A military operation has been launched by the Algerian army in three border provinces with Tunisia in order to "prevent the infiltration of terrorists during their pursuit by the Tunisian security forces", Middle East Monitor reported.
This comes in response to an attack on the members of the National Guard two days ago, according to a security source.
A source affiliated to Algerian security services, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that "since yesterday, nearly 2,000 soldiers have participated in the sweeping of the provinces of Tabessa, Souk Ahras, and el-Oued, which are adjacent to Tunisian territories. The operation coincided with the military campaign launched by the Tunisian army on the opposite side of the border."
He added that "the main goal behind this military operation is to protect the Algerian territories from becoming a haven for terrorists."