Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Algeria

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Algeria

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2002

Jan. 26: An explosion in the Bir Mourad Rais district in Algiers injured three people. [BBC, 1/26]

Feb. 5: Islamic rebels killed twenty-two people in two attacks on an area near Sidi Lakhdar. [BBC, 2/5]

Feb. 8: 'Antar Zouabri, leader of the Armed Islamic Group since 1996, and two other members of the group, were killed in a gun-- fight with security forces in Boufarik. [WP, BBC, 2/91

Feb. 10: Suspected Islamic militants killed six people in an armed attack near Boufarik. [BBC, 2/10]

Mar. 6: Islamic militants who attacked an army barracks at Oum Toub in Skikda killed fifteen pro-government militiamen. [BBC, 3/6]

Three members of a civilian militia, the "patriots," were killed by a group of armed men in Si Mustapha. [BBC, 3/6]

Mar. 8: Algerian radio reported that six were killed at the entrance to Al Affroun, and the taxi in which they were traveling, was set on fire after stopping at a fake roadblock. [BBC 3/8]

Mar. 12: President 'Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced that Tamazight, the language spoken by the Berbers of Kabylie, would be recognized as a national language. [BBC 3/ 12]

Mar. 14: Algerian security forces arrested dozens of protesters supporting the Socialist Forces Front after breaking up an antigovernment demonstration in Algiers. [BBC, 3/14]

Mar. 19: A bomb explosion injured thirteen people in the center of Algiers. …

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