Thursday, 4 October 2012

Sahara: Libyan spy chief tricky for Algeria

The return of Muammar Qadhafi's muchwanted spy chief Abdullah Al-Senussi from Mauritania to Libya on 8 September is likely to prove acutely embarrassing for Algeria. Senussi was handed over to Libyan authorities for a reported price of €1 billion.

Senussi is apparently telling his Libyan captors a great deal about the form of assistance that Algeria gave to the Qadhafi regime during the Libyan rebellion last year. According to sources, Senussi has been revealing much about the financial and other conditions under which many members of the Qadhafi family were given sanctuary in Algeria last year.

If Senussi continues to cooperate with his Libyan interrogators in the same as he appears to have begun, Algeria could have some very tricky questions to explain away.

For more news and expert analysis about the Sahara region, please see Sahara Focus.

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