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Algerian forces kill 20 Al-Qaeda fighters

world Updated: Jul 24, 2007 19:49 IST

Elite Algerian forces have killed 20 Al-Qaeda militants in an attack on a fortified position of the terrorist group in the northern part of the country, press reports said on Tuesday.

The reports said that Monday's offensive, supported by helicopters, on the Al- Qaeda position in the forest-covered mountains, some 150 km east of the Algerian capital, brought to 24 the total number of Al-Qaeda fighters killed there since mid-July.

Algerian forces engaged some 60 Al-Qaeda militants who had gathered for a meeting on July 13. A number of Al Qaeda fighters were captured, while some others escaped.