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London-A fundamentalist center in London has reported the Syrian authorities” forcible deportation of an Algerian fundamentalist from Damascus to his country aboard a private plane.

A statement that &#34Asharq al-Awsat &#34received from Al-Maqrizi Studies Center that is run by Egyptian Islamist Dr.Hani al-Siba”i said it received reliable reports from Damascus confirming the arrest of Algerian fundamentalist Saker Adel, born on 28 January 1977, in an internet cafe that he frequented in the Syrian capital. The Americans did no-show any interest in him and he was deported to Algeria.

Fundamentalists in London said Adel was jailed in Algeria three times on claims of supporting extremist groups before he settled in Damascus. He is accused of being in charge of a &#34Salafi Group for the Call and Combat&#34

website and also for writing in &#34Al-Ansar&#34 and &#34Al-Ikhlas&#34 websites that are close to &#34Al-Qaeda&#34 organization. He was also accused of having links with some elements from Osama Bin Laden’s organization.

Al-Siba”i said: &#34Adel was jailed for the first time when he was 17 years old.

He was born in Skikda in eastern Algeria and left his country in December 2003 and settled in Syria where he continued to reside until his arrest in Damascus.&#34 He added: &#34The Algerian authorities arrested two of his brothers last week, Saker Ammar (a doctor) and Saker Zouhair and both are now held in the main prison in the capital after being detained at the intelligence service”s headquarters on the pretext that the two were in contact with their brother who was at that time detained in Syria.&#34 The Egyptian Islamist cited one of the detained Algerian fundamentalists as saying that Adel is now in &#34Sirkaji&#34 Prison and he saw him in one of the cells of the General Intelligence Service”s headquarters.