At the beginning of 1998, accounts of massacres in Algeria horrified world opinion. The start of the holy month of Ramadan brought reports that whole villages had been savagely attacked; men, women, and children were systematically slaughtered.
More than seventy thousand people were thought to have died in the strife that engulfed Algeria six years earlier, when the military stepped in to cancel parliamentary elections, depose the president, and outlaw the leading political party, the ...
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