List of massacres during the Algerian Civil War
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Many massacres were committed during the Algerian Civil War that began in 1991. The Armed Islamic Group (GIA) claimed responsibility for many of them, while for others no group has claimed responsibility. In addition to generating a widespread sense of fear, the massacres effected migration from and depopulation of the worst-affected areas. The number of massacres peaked in 1997, with a smaller peak in 1994, and they were particularly concentrated in the areas between Algiers and Oran, with very few occurring in the east or in the Sahara.
This list is not exhaustive and covers only events in which over 50 civilians or prisoners were killed; with the number of smaller massacres being far more numerous. Sources frequently disagree on the number of deaths.
- 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
- Dairat Labguer massacre of 16 June 1997, 50 deaths
- Sidi Daoud massacre of 12 October 1997, 43-50 deaths
Wilayas of Tiaret and TissemsiltEdit
- Sid El-Antri massacre of 23 December-24 December 1997, 53-117 deaths
- "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.