Algerian army chief of staff Ahmed Gaid Salah said on Wednesday that the army command had discovered a plot aimed at “destroying the country”.
In a speech to military leaders during his visit to the 6th military region (south), Gaid Salah said: “We have understood since the beginning of the current crisis that a plot is being concocted in secret against Algeria and its people, and we have discovered the system’s tracks at the right time. We have developed a strategy to manage it in the jurisdictions conferred on us by the Constitution.
He said in his speech, which was broadcast on state television, that “the army leaders have decided to confront this gang and its dirty plans. Thank you Allah, we have preserved and maintained the proper functioning of State institutions through close cooperation between the people and the army.