Algerian PM rules out 'military intervention' in neighboring states

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra had dismissed the report on Sunday during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius in Algiers.

Algerian PM rules out 'military intervention' in neighboring states

World Bulletin / News Desk

Algeria's Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has ruled out any Algerian military intervention in neighboring countries, in response to reports that Algeria might send troops to troubled Libya.

"I wholly rule out the possibility of the Algerian army engaging in any intervention in our neighboring countries," Sellal told the parliament on Tuesday.

"We are bound to the constitutional doctrine that forbids us from interfering in our neighbors' affairs," he added.

Private Algerian daily al-Watan reported on Friday that the Algerian army was gearing up around 3500 troops for a "secret" military operation inside Libyan territories in cooperation with the United States and France.

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra had dismissed the report on Sunday during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius in Algiers.

Libya has suffered ongoing political and security turmoil since the bloody 2011 uprising that ended the rule of strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Some observers fear the country stands on the brink of civil war, with renegade army general Khalifa Haftar declaring war against armed militias in eastern Libya.

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