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Vol 56 No 15

Published 23rd July 2015


Algeria

Southern discomfort

The regime is on the defensive as protests in the south compound a major renewed threat from Islamists

Details are scant, but reports suggest that terrorists launched a rocket attack on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s seaside home at Zeralda, outside Algiers, at dawn on 16 July. No official confirmation was forthcoming and ‘official sources’ suggested any explosions were due to fireworks marking the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan.

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