Seif al-Islam Gadhafi 311.
(photo credit: AP)
“The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group is no longer a threat,” Hartwell
added, pointing out that anyone who is released is kept under close
surveillance. “There have been sporadic releases and there have not
been any attacks on the government so in that sense it has been a
The Media Line News Agency
Counter-terrorism expert Claude Moniquet said that in addition to Libya
and Saudi, both Algeria and Morocco have their own reconciliation
programs, but their success has been limited.
“I don’t think it’s working,” Moniquet told The Media Line. “In Morocco
there has been a reconciliation program since the bombing attempts in
Casablanca May 2003, after which there were arrests and people sent to
jail. But the same people tried to blow themselves up again in
“If you take Algeria, there has been a program in action for the last
seven or eight years and it does not work there either,” he said.
”[While] some people are serious and have left the program. The
security service is arresting people who are back in terrorism.”
The Algerian government has been encouraging former terrorists to lay
down their arms and reintegrate into society but thousands of former
terrorists in Algeria claim they are being barred from employment in
the public sector and discriminated against because of their
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