A Waning War


If this pans out, it's great news:

…some 300 members, or 80 percent, of al Qaeda-aligned Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) are in talks with the Algerian authorities to lay down their arms in exchange for an amnesty after realizing their goal will not be achieved.

The militants, belonging to the largest hard-line group in North Africa, have been fighting the secular authorities for a Taliban-style state.

Other reports say the surrender is already happening.

Here is some more information on the GSPC. And here is some background on the amnesty and the war, which may have claimed more than 150,000 lives.