A report obtained by a Tunisian newspaper said on Tuesday Qatar is covertly training Algerian terrorists returned from battlefields in Iraq and Syria, in a military base near the city of Beja, Tunisia.

The report revealed that the Qatari ambassador to Tunis, Abdallah Bin Nassir Al-Homaidi, had been tasked with identifying and inviting to Tunisia the Algerian terrorist fighters who went to Iraq and Syria to fight for the extremist groups such as ISIS. According to the report, Qatari embassy in Tunis is coordinating with the Ennahdha Party in order to assemble armed fighters in a military base near Beja and organize them before sending them to Algeria.

The approval from the Ennahdha Party to set up a camp near Beja has been made without the Tunisian government’s knowledge, the report added.

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Reports from Tunisian sources also said on February 1 that 800 terrorists who had gone to the conflict zones in Iraq and Syria, had returned to the country.

Meanwhile, Algerian government said it had started building a sand barrier on the borders with Libya and Tunisia so that it can separate itself from the security threats posed by terrorist coming back from war zones, according to local sources. However, security control is very lax on the Algerian-Tunisian border.

The newly obtained report also said the extremist armed men organized in Beja cross into Algeria with the help of smugglers before taking shelter in caves inside the Algerian territories. They are then being gradually sent to big cities across Algeria to conduct anti-government operations.

According to the report, Algerian authorities announced they discovered 5 tunnels on the border between Algeria and Kasserine region in Tunisia and 4 others on the border with El Kef. The terrorists have been using these tunnels to cross into Algeria, the officials said.

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  1. Yves Bonnet, former boss of French DST, now called DGSI (can be compared to a mix of US Secret-Service+Dept of Homeland Security+counter-spying), declared in 2012 :
    “Nobody dares to speak abut Saudi Arabia or Qatar but these nice people should maybe stop feeding a certain number of very concerning actions with their funds […] One of these day, one will have to open the Qatar’s file as there, there is a real problem. And I don’t care about Paris-Saint-Germain’s results.”
    (NB : Paris-Saint-Germain AKA PSG is one of the most prominent French soccer team and has been bought by the same Qatari who bought FC Barcelona).

    The Ennahdha Party is linked to Muslim Brotherhood, so is the Qatar’s Emir. Before founding al-Qaeda, both Osama and al-Zawahiri were MB. AKP’s a MB offshoot, so is Hamas and well, mostly all Salafist oranisations. MB tried to assassinate Nasser then succeeded with Anwar el-Sadat.

    In Nov.2015, the Pravda pointed that Putin didn’t excluded the possibility to launch strikes against KSA and Qatar.

    Due to the very structure of such states, it’s difficult to say if the rulers are directly implied or not -at least from OSINT gathering- but the fact is clear that some ‘independent’ institutions close to the circles of power are clearly implied into the funding, the backing, the political support, the propaganda and even arming many terrorist groups all accross the MENA but also in sub-Saharian Africa and well, on a smallest scale, world wide, often through NGOs used as cover-up. Note that even Saudi Arabia banned the Muslim Brotherhood. Seems that Salman +Momo-bin-S are taking more and more measures to have some dubious practises to stop, BTW, the Sharia-police in KSA is no more allowed to arrest or beat people, only to remind wahhabi morale to ppl… Seems that Momo-bin is willing to do serious societal reforms and Salman is very likely now already “pouring sugar on the strawberries”…

    Now, a good point to this is that Tunisian govt will be enabled to forbid and raid Ennahdha/MB on serious grounds. It way be a good thing if Tunisia showed the way by banning any sectarian driven political party. Well, as Trump is hesitating at putting MB on the terror-list as, having lost the elections in Tunisia, they didn’t tried to make a coup, being implied in such affair is likely to decide Donald if ever he had doubt, well, I think anybody watching what happens in the MENA had understood for long the damages MB is doing.

    Now, be aware that if 2.6M people live in Qatar, only 313k are Qataris, all others being expats. Numbers may vary a lot. Not very long ago, there were 1.2M Indians, now their are ‘only’ 650k…
    Qatar also shelters the biggest foreign US AFB (and also RAF) in the MENA and Qatari armed forces recently grew from 10k to 11.8k, thus, they’re very likely to hire mercenaries, mostly Pakis and well, according to the impressive equipment of the army of such a small country, it’s very likely that many expats are working as undeclared militaries.
    Nevertheless, it is high time to consider solving the Qatari problem once and for good…