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May 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Algerian military surrounded an insurgent stronghold near the capital and targeted the area with bombs, in the latest in a series of raids that have killed more than 20 militants, news reports said Sunday. Government forces have stepped up sweeps of militant areas ahead of legislative elections scheduled this week. The newspaper Liberte said the air force bombed an insurgent stronghold near the region of Tizi Ouzou, about 60 miles east of Algiers.
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OPINION
February 13, 1994 | Robin Wright and Robin Wright, a former Mideast correspondent, is the author of "Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam."
As the world scrambles on Bosnia, too late to help 200,000 killed, another crisis looms ever larger across the Mediterranean in Algeria. The signs, by all accounts, are more than ominous. By twilight, the labyrinthine streets of the seaside capital and its legendary casbah are bare due to both fear and a curfew. Gunfire erratically pierces the night. Dawn usually reveals one or more bodies, often with throats slit--a tactic adopted by both Islamic militants and pro-government death squads.
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December 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Two vehicles carrying employees of a Halliburton affiliate were bombed and strafed near Algiers on Sunday. An Algerian driver died, and nine people were injured. The casualties were treated at a nearby hospital and all but one were released, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The patients included an American, several Britons, a Canadian, a Lebanese and an Algerian, it said; it did not specify the nationality of the hospitalized patient.
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December 19, 2007 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
The twin suicide bombings in Algeria's capital that took at least 37 lives last week have given the enigmatic militant group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb a sharp burst of publicity. But experts say the reality is more complex than the propaganda or media reports depicting an overwhelming and ubiquitous menace. In fact, the Algerian military has recently inflicted damage on the group, chopping away at its rural strongholds and capturing or slaying leaders, experts say.
TRAVEL
May 6, 2012
AFRICA Presentation Bob Ihsen will discuss his four-wheel-drive camping adventure in Algeria and Niger. When, where : 5 p.m. Sunday at the Biergarten, 206 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles. Admission, info: $18.50 for dinner and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601. WESTERN U.S. Presentation Mark Bedor, author of "Great Ranches of Today's Wild West," will take readers on a journey to 20 great ranches. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
SPORTS
June 22, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones and Kevin Baxter
Group C: UNITED STATES VS. ALGERIA Where: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria. Time: 7 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Univision. Radio: Sirius/XM, KLYY-FM 97.5 and KDLD-FM 103.1. The buzz: When the U.S. was knocked out of Germany '06, it was an African team, Ghana, that did the damage. Algeria will try to duplicate the feat, but Algeria is a few rungs lower on the FIFA rankings than Ghana was four years ago. Even so, the game appears to be a tossup.
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April 9, 2005 | From Reuters
Algerian Islamic militants killed 14 people and burned their bodies after stopping their vehicles at a bogus roadblock, local authorities said Friday. The killings took place late Thursday near the town of Larba, about 25 miles south of central Algiers, the authorities said. Army troops were hunting the attackers, who were suspected to be from the Al Qaeda-aligned Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat.
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June 1, 2004 | Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
If you come here to the snug towns scattered like seed around the base of the vast green mountains, you will hear wild tales. They speak of babies burned to death in ovens and women who went blind from crying. They tell of a man who wore a butcher's plastic apron and drove around hacking people to death in his truck.
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November 26, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
An Islamic militant killed by Algerian security forces in a raid more than two months ago has been identified as a top Al Qaeda operative in Africa, Algeria's official news agency reported Monday. Emad Abdelwahid Ahmed Alwan, sometimes known as Abu Mohammed, was shot and killed in a Sept. 12 raid in the Batna region, about 200 miles east of Algiers, the APS news agency reported.
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May 23, 2003 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
The death toll in Algeria's worst earthquake in two decades rose past 1,000 on Thursday as rescue workers battled time and debris to save lives and foreign governments and relief agencies rushed aid to the scene. "We are dealing with a real catastrophe," Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said on Algerian state radio. "It's a tragic moment. It's a misfortune that hits the whole of Algeria." Authorities said they had counted 1,092 dead and 6,782 injured as a result Wednesday's magnitude 6.
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