French police services launched a large-scale raid and search operation across the streets and neighborhoods of Marseilles over the past two days in a series of investigations by the French security services into the murder cases that were carried out by unknown gangs using firearms and targeting a number of Algerians since the spring of last year .
According to Echorouk sources, the security raid resulted in the arrest of 22 French, Tunisian and even Algerian nationals between the ages of 23 and 35, who are suspected of belonging to some gangs, and retrieved 81 pieces of firearms, including 40 automatic pistols and 41 hunting rifles, and a Kalashnikov, in addition to the recovery of 34.euros.
The same sources added that the security operations that were carried out by French police teams in the city of Marseille also enabled the dismantling of two cells that are specialized in drug trafficking.
Previously, the French security services received a number of pressure after the protests that were launched by members of the Algerian community who are living in the city of Marseille, following the increasing and continuing series of assassinations that have targeted a number of Algerian nationals since the month of April 2017.
The victims were shot dead, burned, pushed from the highest buildings and other murderous methods that shook the Algerian community living in Marseille and called for the need to deepen investigations to reach the identity of gangs that are targeting Algerians on the French soil, and the reasons for those assassinations that targeted more Algerians who come from Khanchla (eastern Algeria), in addition to a victim from Tlemcen (western Algeria) and another from Annaba (eastern Algeria), and the latest victim was a young man from the province of Constantine (eastern Algeria) who had a cousin in Khanchala who was shot dead on October,9.
Some of the families of the victims from the Algerian community in France went to the police station in Marseille to demand the identification of the detainees and to ascertain their involvement in the series of assassinations that are targeting the Algerians in particular. They again appealed to the Algerian authorities to intervene in the case, and then they again appealed to the Algerian authorities to intervene in the case.
In light of the new developments, in light of the procrastination of the representatives of Algeria in France, who prefer watching without moving against what is happening and the suffering of Algerians in France.
In the coming days will uncover more details by the French police investigations, which may reveal the reality of the crimes that killed more than 14 Algerians their causes, motives and gangs behind them as well.