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Algeria

Major General Athmane 'Bachir' Tartag


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Waiting on the general

General Wassini Bouazza was quickly appointed DSI head in April after Gaïd Salah managed to sack previous DSI chief General Lakhdar Abdelkader's boss and Bouteflika clan security supremo General Athmane 'Bachir' Tartag...


Protests flush out the old guard

Security Services Coordinator Major General Athmane 'Bachir' Tartag and the Bouteflika clan's most prominent business ally Ali Haddad have already departed the scene – literally in Haddad's case as he was arrested trying to cross the Tunisian border by car early on 31 March carrying a British passport and large sums of money local media reported...

Gaïd Salah's attempt to seize the initiative was accompanied by Bachir Tartag handing in his resignation from the Direction des Services de Sécurité (DSS) pointing to traditional faction fights within le pouvoir...

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A stasis of emergency

Allies of Saïd have been promoted in recent reshuffles of a military/security establishment still dominated by veteran Vice Minister of Defence and Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah and Security Services Coordinator Major General Athmane 'Bachir' Tartag...


The sick men of North Africa

Bouteflika's shadow still looms large with policy decrees appointments and political manoeuvring emerging in his name from his medicalised suite in the Zeralda presidential palace courtesy of presidential brother Saïd Bouteflika and a phalanx of loyalists led by Vice-Minister of Defence and Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah and Security Services Coordinator Major General Athmane 'Bachir' Tartag...


Dead in the water

After a number of officers were considered Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia recommended Lhbiri at a meeting that included the fearsome Security Services Coordinator Major General Athmane 'Bachir' Tartag because he was 'helpful controllable and attentive to decisions dictated from above and above all because the civil protection chief… would never allow himself any political ambitions...


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