[QODLink]
Inside Story
What role is al-Qaeda playing in Libya?
As tensions between Algeria and Libya's NTC grow, we look at al-Qaeda's role in stoking friction between the neighbours.
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2011 10:01

Tensions are rising between Algeria and Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC).

Muammar Gaddafi's family members have been given refuge in Algeria, but Libya wants them back.

This comes a day after al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for blowing up an Algerian military academy, in what it says was a move intended to punish the country for supporting Gaddafi's regime.

How significant is the role of al-Qaeda in stoking friction between Libya and its neighbour? And is the alleged relationship between al-Qaeda and the NTC helpful or a hindrance for Libyan progress towards a democratic state?

Inside Story discusses with guests: Khalid Lum, a North African affairs analyst; Mustafa El-Khalfi, the director of the Moroccan Centre for Contemporary Research and Studies; and Saad Djebbar, an international lawyer.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
Since independence, Zimbabwe has faced food shortages, hyperinflation - and several political crises.
After a sit-in protest at Poland's parliament, lawmakers are set to raise government aid to carers of disabled youth.
A vocal minority in Ukraine's east wants to join Russia, and Kiev has so far been unable to put down the separatists.
Iran's government has shifted its take on 'brain drain' but is the change enough to reverse the flow?
Deadly attacks on anti-mining activists in the Philippines part of a global trend, according to new report.
join our mailing list