The head of Algerian foreign intelligence and his main collaborator were dismissed in a deafening silence by the Algerian regime, according to a dissident Algerian media. Both men face lengthy prison sentences.
Major General Noureddine Mekri, alias “Mahfoud”, who is one of the old Algerian generals, was dismissed after a months-long investigation behind his back, reported the dissident Algerian news site, Algérie Part. .
The general and his right-hand man, Colonel Hocine Hamid, alias Hocine Boulahya, were both thanked for “serious facts”, says Algérie Part, citing several concordant sources.
The sacked man is none other than one of the central leaders of the Algerian secret service apparatus. He was the boss of the Directorate of Documentation and External Security (DDSE), equivalent to external intelligence in Algeria.