Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Algeria

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Algeria

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2001

Jan. 19: Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that according to eyewitnesses, "armed Islamists" had killed 23 people in the Chlef area. [1/22 FBIS]

Jan. 20: AFP reported that according to sources in Medea, 50 miles south of Algiers, "armed Islamists" had attacked a house in the Ktiten district, killing 11, including a three-year-old child. [1/22 FBIS]

The New York Times reported that 140 miles west of Algiers, " Islamic rebels" had killed 23 shepherds. [1/20 NYT]

Feb. 11: AFP reported that in Cherata, Berrouaghia, 75 miles south of Algiers, "Islamic rebels" had killed 27 people, including 12 children. [2/12 NYT, WP]

Local newspapers reported that in three separate operations, security forces had killed 15 "Islamic rebels." [2/12 NYT, WP]

In Berlin, the exiled leadership of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) announced that armed gunmen had killed `Ali Merad, a commander in the Islamic Salvation Army. [2/12 NYT]

Feb. 25: The daily El Watan reported that in areas west of Algiers, security forces had killed 27 members of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA). [2/26 NYT]

The official APS news agency reported that on 23 February, security forces had killed 13 "armed Islamists." [2/26 NYT]

The dailies Le Matin and El Watan reported that in Laghouat, 250 miles south of Algiers, a bomb had exploded at a bus stop, killing three and injuring 30. …

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