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62,952. This path no longer leads to rule of Algeria by metropolitan France but to Algerian Algeria. Charles de Gaulle
60,037. Disillusioned factions in the French military tried to organise a coup against de Gaulle. They failed. But extremist factions have formed a secret army called the OAS intent on killing de Gaulle and restoring Algeria to French rule. (France & Assassination & Algeria & Coup) Days that Shook the World: Conspiracy to Kill
62,953. The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time: 132 years. Ahmed Ben Bella
62,954. The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France. Ahmed Ben Bella
40,285. England should literally put Algeria to bed. (Football & Algeria & Bed) Andy Townsend
100,215. In Algeria this logic went completely out of control. The Islamist revolutionary groups killed thousands of civilians because they believed all these people had become corrupted. In turn, the Generals running Algeria infiltrated the revolutionary groups. (Politics & Algeria) Adam Curtis, The Power of Nightmares II: The Phantom Victory
113,971. Algeria: 4 Islamist extremists are preparing to hijack an Air France plane. But this will be a hijacking with a terrible difference: no political demands, no negotiations over hostages. The hijackers are about to vent their fury on France. The plan foreshadows Osama bin Laden’s holy war against the West. 7 years before 9/11 the terrorists are planning to fly to Paris and crash the plane with over 200 passengers on board into the heart of the city. (Terror & Algeria & Hijack) Peter Taylor, Age of Terror 3/4: The Paris Plot, BBC 2008
113,972. The hijackers were members of an extremist Islamist group called the GIA, a group notorious for its brutality. They were armed with guns, grenades and twenty sticks of dynamite. (Terror & Algeria & Hijack) ibid.
113,973. The GIA had fed off decades of poverty, anger and political repression under Algeria’s corrupt military-backed regime. Algeria’s unemployed youth exploded in violent demonstrations. (Terror & Algeria & Hijack) ibid.