Top al-Qaeda 'logistician' in Mauritanian custody
The "principal author" of the abduction of three Spanish aid workers was transferred last Saturday to a Nouakchott prison, Journal Tahalil reported on Monday (February 22nd). Amar Ould Sid'Ahmed, aka Amar Es-Sahraoui, age 52, is "one of the main logisticians of AQIM", a security source said. The Directorate General for National Security (DGSN) has arrested some 20 terror suspects in recent weeks, including Abderrahmane Ould Immidou, allegedly linked to the December kidnapping of an Italian couple.
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