Officials of the Algerian Justice Ministry said the trials are linked to a wave of attacks that occurred during the last two years, Med Basin News Line reported Monday.
One of the suspects on trial in the province of Boumerdes is a woman named Rabia Bint Khaled Abdul Hamid, believed to be a major operative in the organization.
The news service said many of the defendants will be tried in absentia, including the commander of al-Qaida's Algerian operation, Abdul Malik Droukdel.
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