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In the News (Tue 23 Jul 19)

  
  Algeria
Algeria is emerging from a decade of terrorist violence and state repression that cost upwards of 100,000 lives, and is moving slowly forward on a process of democratic and economic reform.
Algeria inaugurated the African Union Counterterrorism Research Center in Algiers in October 2004 whose purpose is to pool CT resources across Africa.
Algeria is an active member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue and participates in joint exercises with the U.S. and regional partners.
www.state.gov /t/pm/64658.htm   (1130 words)

  
 Crimes Of War Project > The Book
Taking advantage of the extra-legal regime that was put in place in Algeria, the principle of collective responsibility was applied beginning in May 1955, through the use of a colonial law that France had renounced at the end of World War II.
The application of this principle was left to the determination of the military and civilian authorities and could thus be translated into a simple fine or the performance of some routine labour, or else it could also become the pretext for destruction of houses and villages, the taking of hostages, and executions.
The application of the principle of collective responsibility was testimony to the particular sense of danger felt by the French military leaders as well as political officials who realized that the enemy was intermingled with or protected by the population.
www.crimesofwar.org /thebook/algeria.html   (755 words)

  
 Algeria - THE MILITARY HERITAGE
The six military regions, known at that time as wilayat, were subdivided into zones, areas, and sectors.
Tactical units were assigned, commanders appointed, and a system of military ranks adopted; the designation of colonel was fixed as the highest officer grade.
The military and civilian revolutionary leadership took sanctuary in Tunisia and Morocco, leaving the "internal ALN"--composed of guerrillas that operated under autonomous local commanders--to continue the fight against the French.
countrystudies.us /algeria/162.htm   (638 words)

  
 Algeria - The Military and Boumediene
Of the council's twenty-six original members, twenty-two were military men with wartime or postwar service; twelve served at the time on the ANP general staff or as commanders of military regions.
He asserted that as a socialist state Algeria was not the instrument of a military regime or an officer caste.
The military high command felt that the government's political liberalization measures and its lax attitude toward the Islamic threat were mistaken.
countrystudies.us /algeria/163.htm   (1264 words)

  
 Algeria (08/06)
Algeria has the seventh-largest reserves of natural gas in the world (2.7% of proven world total) and is the second-largest gas exporter; it ranks 14th for oil reserves.
In 2001, Algeria concluded an Association Agreement with the European Union, which was ratified in 2005 by both Algeria and the EU and took effect in September of that same year.
Military forces are supplemented by a 60,000-member national gendarmerie, a rural police force, under the control of the president and a 30,000-member Sureté Nationale or Metropolitan Police force under the Ministry of the Interior.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/8005.htm   (5838 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Africa | US military aid for Algeria
The announcement of military aid was made by Assistant Secretary of State William Burns during a visit to Algiers.
No aid was given to Algeria by the US between 1992 and 2001, because of the cancellation of the 1992 elections and the subsequent violence between government forces and supporters of Islamic groups.
On a visit to Algeria in November, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Marc Grossman, said their experience of the consequences of terrorism bound them together.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/2561163.stm   (649 words)

  
 Algeria - FOREIGN MILITARY ASSISTANCE
Overall, however, the military was very poorly equipped; it lacked the heavy weapons associated with a modern military establishment.
The number of Soviet military advisers assigned to Algeria to train and guide ANP personnel in the use of Soviet equipment as well as in tactical operations is estimated to have reached a high of 3,000, although by 1993 the number of Russians had fallen below 500.
Algeria is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty, having rejected it on the principle that Algeria should not have to renounce a nuclear weapons program when other nations could continue with theirs.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-484.html   (1362 words)

  
 Military of Algeria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Algeria is a leading military power in North Africa and has its force oriented toward its western (Morocco) and eastern (Libya) borders.
Algeria has attempted, in recent years, to diversify its sources of military material.
Military forces are supplemented by a 45,000-member gendarmerie or rural police force under the control of the president and 30,000-member Sûreté nationale or Metropolitan police force under the Ministry of the Interior.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Algeria   (292 words)

  
 Algeria Independence France 1954-1962
An important watershed in the War of Independence was the massacre of civilians by the FLN near the town of Philippeville in August 1955.
Kidnapping was commonplace, as were the ritual murder and mutilation of captured French military, colons of both genders and every age, suspected collaborators, and traitors.
In 1958-59 the French army had won military control in Algeria and was the closest it would be to victory.
www.onwar.com /aced/data/alpha/algeria1954.htm   (1545 words)

  
 World Tribune.com: Algeria appeals to U.S. for systems to combat insurgents
Officials said Algeria has asked for lethal systems that would help Algerian troops locate and target insurgents in all times and weather.
The Sawt Al Ahrar daily, published by the ruling National Liberation Front, reported that the military has prepared an offensive against Islamic insurgents based on the expectation that Algeria would receive "advanced weapons from Washington within the next few days." The daily did not describe the weapons.
The Algerian request would allow the military's helicopters, armored vehicles and aircraft to perform night missions in the mountainous regions of eastern Algeria.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2003/af_algeria_01_24.html   (328 words)

  
 Algeria: Unrestrained powers: Torture by Algeria's Military Security
Algeria is emerging from over a decade of violence in which as many as 200,000 people are thought to have been killed and many others injured.
The officers and personnel of the DRS are members of the military and, as such, operate under the authority of the senior army command and the Ministry of Defence.
In Algeria, Mourad Ikhlef had been sentenced in absentia by an Algiers special court to life imprisonment in September 1993 on the principal charge of "membership of a terrorist group operating in Algeria and abroad", apparently on the basis of confessions extracted from another detainee under torture.
www.amnestyusa.org /news/document.do?id=ENGMDE280042006   (20219 words)

  
 "Algeria: Stronghold of the Pouvoir" (May 2001)
Blanca Madani is the founder and president of the World Algeria Action Coalition (WAAC), a representative to the United Nations for the Amazigh under the Tazzla Institute for Cultural Diversity, an active member of the Amazigh Cultural Association of America (ACAA) and a co-editor of its publication, The Amazigh Voice.
Belkheir was at the center of much activity prior to the election, swarmed by visitors, and exchanging numerous calls, including overseas, as those seeking favors or beholden to him awaited his decision, and markers were called in to support the general's choice once it was confirmed.
The Islamic Salvation Army (AIS), the military wing of the FIS, cooperated with the amnesty, but the violence continued in areas where the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) continued its campaign of terror: one faction targeted civilians; the other targeted military personnel and their families.
www.meib.org /articles/0105_me1.htm   (3265 words)

  
 Algeria - Colonization and Military Control
They agitated against military rule, complaining that their legal rights were denied under the arbitrary controls imposed on the colony and insisting on a civil administration for Algeria fully integrated with metropolitan France.
He was profoundly impressed with the nobility and virtue of the tribal chieftains, who appealed to the emperor's romantic nature, and was shocked by the self-serving attitude of the colon leaders.
During the 1870s, both the amount of European- owned land and the number of settlers were doubled, and tens of thousands of unskilled Muslims, who had been uprooted from their land, wandered into the cities or to colon farming areas in search of work.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-334.html   (1655 words)

  
 Algeria now out of control
Jockeying between military coups, Algeria has had the distinction of being not only poor but poorly led.
The dominance of the army in the move, as well, provides a precedent for future meddling of the military in the civilian governing process.
Algeria's leaders have the right idea -- stop militant fundamentalism -- but democracies have other ways of guaranteeing liberties than destroying their multi-party institutions.
www-tech.mit.edu /Issue/V111/N59/hersch.59o.html   (580 words)

  
 Algerian National Liberation (1954-1962)
He returned to Algeria to organize urban workers and peasant farmers and in 1937 founded the Party of the Algerian People (Parti du Peuple Algérien--PPA) to mobilize the Algerian working class at home and in France to improve its situation through political action.
The mounting social, political, and economic crises in Algeria for the first time induced older and newly emerged classes of indigenous society to engage from 1933 to 1936 in numerous acts of political protest.
Despite complaints from the military command in Algiers, the French government was reluctant for many months to admit that the Algerian situation was out of control and that what was viewed officially as a pacification operation had developed into a major colonial war.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/algeria.htm   (2872 words)

  
 World Tribune.com: U.S. to upgrade military ties with Algeria
They said Algeria has been one of the most helpful countries in North Africa regarding the extradition of insurgents wanted by the United States and intelligence exchanges on Al Qaida and related groups.
Algeria has been negotiating with such Western countries as Britain, France and the United States for a range of military systems.
They said negotiations were attempted, but Algeria decided to storm the strongholds once they were located.
www.worldtribune.com /worldtribune/WTARC/2003/af_algeria_05_20.html   (540 words)

  
 Algeria: NATIONAL SECURITY
Paramilitary Forces: Algeria’s paramilitary forces include the 60,000-member Gendarmerie Nationale, which is subordinate to the Ministry of National Defense; the 1,200-member Republican Guard, an elite corps of the Gendarmerie Nationale; and an estimated 20,000 national security forces in the General Directorate of National Security under the Ministry of Interior.
Military Forces Abroad: Algeria has deployed observers with the United Nations (UN) Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Algeria’s various security forces have been involved in counterterrorism operations and have been accused of excesses in the battle against Islamist groups.
www.mongabay.com /reference/new_profiles/1015.html   (2067 words)

  
 HRW World Report 1999: Algeria: Human Rights Developments
Algeria’s human rights emergency provoked more international concern and diplomatic activity during 1998 than at any time since the violence became endemic in 1992.
Algeria’s report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee said that through December 1997, the courts had punished 128 members of the security forces and self-defense groups for “excesses in the performance of their duties,” but provided no verifiable details.
Despite official denials, evidence pointed to government responsibility in the many cases in which witnesses saw the victims being seized by groups of armed men they took to be security-force members, or in which family members heard unofficially that the missing person had been sighted in a detention facility.
www.hrw.org /worldreport99/mideast/algeria.html   (2215 words)

  
 Global Network - Sand Castles in the Sahara: US Military Basing in Algeria - 16/12/03
The US would like enhanced military ties, including port facilities, with countries like Morocco and Tunisia and long-term access to bases in countries like Algeria and Mali, in the belief that North Africa, the southern Mediterranean and the Horn of Africa will be a major source of tension in the next decade.
Algeria also made much ado of blaming the long time (3 months) spent in locating and freeing the first group of hostages and the further three months involved in engineering the release of the second group on the fact that its army lacked the sophisticated military equipment that it had been seeking from the Americans.
It enabled Algeria to convince America of the seriousness of the 'terrorist threat' in Algeria and that its army was not equipped to deal with it, while for the Americans it provided further legitimation of their ‘War on Terror’ and the establishment of General Jones’s ‘family of bases’ across the continent.
www.space4peace.org /articles/african_base.htm   (3515 words)

  
 Ain-Sefra (French military district, Algeria)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ain-Sefra was the capital of a military district, and a flag used there was reported by Lucien Philippe.
It was swallowtailed and, with inscriptions, was different on its obverse and reverse.
The reverse contained the characteristic symbol of Algeria (crescent moon and star) on the center, and cannons, trumpet, hand of Fatima, and bomb on the sides.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/dz-frais.html   (103 words)

  
 Algeria: the unforgiven, by Ignacio Ramonet
Critics who have accused young people of wanting the "partition of Algeria" or of "pursuing ethnic goals" are trying to manipulate public opinion.
Half the population of Algeria is under 25 and about 40% of the workforce is unemployed.
At its heart a military clique wields most of the power, lining its pockets through its stranglehold on the economy.
mondediplo.com /2001/07/01leader   (847 words)

  
 Russia & Algeria Nearing $4+ Bn Arms Deal - Military Photos
Recent reports have included rumours that Algeria may pursue a separate deal for up to 50 Yak-130 advanced trainer and light attack planes to complement/ replace its older L-39 ZA Albatros aircraft from Czechoslovakia.
Algeria had been a client for Soviet arms throughout the Cold War, and country data notes that they typically received and operated some of Russia's most advanced export equipment.
Algeria currently flies the lightweight MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter, and UPI notes that Algeria received 18 SU-30MK multi-role fighters in 2005, along with a $120 million deal for 22 of Russia's SU-24 Fencer tactical bombers that proved so popular in Chechnya.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=70884   (631 words)

  
 Green Left - ALGERIA: The military sees an opportunity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Unconfirmed reports from Algeria mention a list of 350 Islamist militants active in the West which the country is said to have submitted to the Americans.
Algeria is also reported to have reiterated a request to Washington to sell it military equipment hitherto denied on human rights grounds.
Algeria's military rulers are also likely to find greater understanding for their stand against the outlawed Islamic Salvation Front — the political party that was about to win the elections in 1992 when the army stepped in and scrapped the poll.
www.greenleft.org.au /2001/467/25098   (756 words)

  
 Algeria maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in map supply
Algeria 1:200,000 Topographic Maps - soviet military editions.
Algeria 1:10,000 City Topographic Maps - soviet military editions.
Algeria INC. There are approximately 137 of 239 sheets available.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/algeria.htm   (286 words)

  
 Algeria: Evidence of persistent torture by the Military Security in secret locations - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Based on a series of case studies collected between 2002 and 2006, the report shows how the "war on terror" is serving as an excuse to perpetuate torture and ill-treatment by Algeria's "Military Security" intelligence agency, officially known as the Department for Information and Security (Département du renseignement et de la sécurité, DRS).
The report, Unrestrained powers: Torture by Algeria's Military Security,examines several cases of torture or other ill-treatment by the DRS in secret detention centres without access to lawyers, independent doctors, family, or any civilian oversight.
A number of countries, including Canada, France, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Spain have forcibly returned individuals suspected of terrorist activities to Algeria despite the fact that it is the DRS that usually detains and interrogates such individuals.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGMDE280152006   (614 words)

  
 Military Of Algeria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/algeria_country_military.shtml   (200 words)

  
 Pak-Algeria to enhance military cooperation - World Affairs Board
The World Affairs Board is one of the leading forums for the discussion of political, military, and defense topics.
The Algerian envoy informed the minister that it was essential to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries specially in the military field.
He discussed with the minister various matters pertaining to the military cooperation between the two countries.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=3984   (526 words)

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