Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Algeria

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Algeria

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Apr. 22: In Geneva, at the UN Human Rights Commission, the European Union and the United States made separate statements to the Algerian government reminding Algeria of its obligation to cooperate with the UN commission. [4/23 Fl]

Apr. 26: The daily Al-Asil reported that government troops had killed 49 "Muslim rebels" suspected of blowing up a gas pipeline earlier in the month. [4/27 WP]

Apr. 27: In Algiers, Arab League secretarygeneral `Ismat `Abd al-Majid met with President Liamine Zeroual. [4/30 FBIS]

Apr. 28: Security forces reported that unidentified attackers had killed 40 people in a village in Medea Province. [4/29 WP]

Apr. 30: The Ittahad Party changed its name to the Social Democratic Movement (MDS). [5/6 FBIS]

May 2: The US Department of State warned Americans not to travel to Algeria, arguing that the level of terrorism had been extremely high. [5/3 NYT]

May 12: Unidentified assailants killed 22 people near Oran. [5/13 WP]

Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that, according to the Algerian daily Liberte, government operations had killed "more than a dozen armed Islamists" in southwest Algeria. [5/13 FBIS]

May 20: The daily Al-Watan reported that on 16 May a criminal court in Guelma Province, northeast of Algiers, had sentenced two people to death in absentia "for organizing terrorist groups and aggravated theft." [5/23 FBIS]

May 22: Authorities reported that a bomb had killed 16 people and injured 61 at a market in Al-Herrach, a suburb of Algiers. [5/23 WP]

May 26: In the marketplace of Khamis Miliana, southeast of Algiers, a bomb exploded, killing seven people and injuring eight. [5/27 FT, WP]

May 27: In Melouane, Blida Province, unidentified attackers killed 11 people and injured five others. Security forces reportedly "eliminated" six "terrorists" in a manhunt after the attack. [5/28 NYT, WP] The daily Al-Watan reported that an "armed group" had planted explosive devices near the village of Djebara, southeast of Algiers, killing eight soldiers on 25 May. …

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