Amirouche Aït Hamouda (in Kabyle: Ɛmiṛuc At Ḥemmuda; 31 October 1926 – 29 March 1959), commonly called Colonel Amirouche, was a leader in the Algerian War, organizing the maquis of the Wilaya III. He is considered a national hero in Algeria.
Amirouche Aït Hamouda
Ɛmiṛuc At Ḥemmuda
|Birth name||Amirouche Aït Hamouda|
|Nickname(s)||Wolf of Akfadou|
Amirouche the terrible
|Born||31 October 1926|
Tassaft Ouguemoun, Algeria
|Died||29 March 1959 (aged 32)|
Djebel Zamer, Bou Saâda, Algeria
|Years of service||1950–1959|
He was killed during combat against French troops on 29 March 1959. This event was much publicized, as Amirouche was considered to be a great threat to the French in Algeria.
Secularist politician Nordine Ait Hamouda is his son.
He was born on 31 October 1926, at Tassaft Ouguemoun in Algeria.
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