List of Algerian massacres of the 1990s


List of Algerian massacres of the 1990s

During the Algerian Civil War of the 1990s, a variety of massacres occurred. The Armed Islamic Group (GIA) has avowed its responsibility for many of them, while for others no group has claimed responsibility. In addition to generating a widespread sense of fear, these massacres and the ensuing flight of population have resulted in serious depopulation of the worst-affected areas. The massacres peaked in 1997 (with a smaller peak in 1994), and were particularly concentrated in the areas between Algiers and Oran, with very few occurring in the east or in the Sahara.

This list currently covers only events in which over 50 civilians or prisoners were killed; far more numerous smaller massacres occurred. It is not necessarily exhaustive, and sources frequently disagree on the number of deaths.

Wilaya of Algiers

* Serkadji prison mutiny of 21 February 1995, 109 deaths
* Beni-Messous massacre of 5-6 September 1997, 87/151 deaths
* Bentalha massacre of 22 September 1997, 202/300 deaths

Wilaya of Ain-Defla

* Ain-Defla massacre of March 1994, 80 deaths
* Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre of 3 August 1997, 76 deaths


=Wilaya of Batna=

* Batna-Msila Road massacre of 17 August 1996, 63 deaths

Wilayas of Bouira and Blida

* Blida massacre of March 1994, 82 deaths
* Haouch Khemisti massacre of 21 April 1997, 93/113 deaths
* Si-Zerrouk massacre of 27 July 1997, 51 deaths
* Souhane massacre of 20 August-21 August 1997, 63 deaths
* Beni-Ali massacre of 26 August 1997, 64 deaths
* Rais massacre of 29 August 1997, 100-400 deaths
* Sidi-Hamed massacre of 11 January 1998, 120-400 deaths

Wilaya of Chlef

* Alleged Tenes massacre of 4 May 1994, 173 deaths (not independently verified)
* Tadjena massacre of 8 December 1998, 81 deaths

Wilaya of Medea

* Berrouaghia prison massacre of 14 November 1994, 8-200 deaths
* Thalit massacre of 3 April-4 April 1997, 52 deaths
* (Omaria massacre of 23 April 1997, 43 deaths)
* (Chouardia massacre of 26 March 1998, 40 deaths)
* Guelb El-Kebir massacre, 19 September 1997, 53 deaths

Wilaya of M'Sila

* Dairat Labguer massacre of 16 June 1997, 50 deaths

Wilaya of Oran

* Sidi Daoud massacre of 12 October 1997, 43/50 deaths

Wilaya of Relizane

* Wilaya of Relizane massacres of 30 December 1997, 78-412
** Khrouba massacre, 176 deaths
** Sahnoun massacre, 113 deaths
** El-Abadel massacre, 73 deaths
** Ouled-Tayeb massacre, 50 deaths
* Wilaya of Relizane massacres of 4 January 1998, 150 - over 1000
** Remka massacre, 117 deaths

Wilaya of Saïda

* Baloul massacre of 2 September 1998, 40-60 deaths

Wilayas of Tiaret and Tissemsilt

* Sid El-Antri massacre of 23 December-24 December 1997, 53-117 deaths

Other wilayas

* Oued Bouaicha massacre of 26 March 1998, 52 deaths, W. of Djelfa
* (Beni Ounif massacre of 15 August 1999, 29 people)

ources

* "An Anatomy of the Massacres", Ait-Larbi, Ait-Belkacem, Belaid, Nait-Redjam, and Soltani, in "An Inquiry into the Algerian Massacres", ed. Bedjaoui, Aroua, and Ait-Larbi, Hoggar: Geneva 1999.

See also

*Algerian Civil War
*Timeline of the Algerian Civil War
*Human rights in Algeria

External links

* [http://www.algeria-watch.de/mrv/2002/bilan_massacres.htm Chronologie des massacres en Algerie]
* [http://mondediplo.com/1997/10/alger1 Algeria in the grip of terror] - an effort to understand the background of the massacres


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