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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Algeria. This is an incomplete list. The total number of massacres reported is far more numerous[1]

Name Date Location Deaths Notes
Ain-Defla massacre 1994 mid-March Ain-Defla 80 Several massacres occurred at Ain-Defla, including in 1994, 1997 and 2001.[2]
Baloul massacre 1998.09.02, the night of Village of Baloul, Saïda 40-60+
Batna-Msila Road massacre 1996.08.17 Batna 63 Bus stopped at a fake roadblock and 29 people killed by hatchets and knives.[3]
Beni Ali massacre 1997.08.26 Beni Ali 100
Béni Ounif massacre 1999.08.15 Béni Ounif 29
Beni-Messous massacre 1997.09.05 Beni-Messous 87+
Bentalha massacre 1997.09.22-23 15 km south of Algiers 200-400 "[T]he massacre of Bentalha in which 400 people had their throats cut one September night in 1997".[4]
Berrouaghia prison massacre 1994.11.14 30-200
Blida massacre 1994.03 Blida 82 Massacres in Blida also occurred in 1997 and 2001.
Boufarik massacre 1997.04.09 Boufarik 22 The victims were hacked to death.[5]
Chouardia massacre 1998.03.26, the night of Wilaya of Medea 40
Dairat Labguer massacre 1997.06.16 Dairat Labguer 50 Five nights earlier, another 17 had been killed 5 km away.
El Oufia tribe massacre 1832 Algeria 500+ All the men, women and children of the El Oufia tribe were killed in one night.[6]
Guelb El-Kebir massacre 1997.09.19-20 Beni Slimane 52
Haouch Khemisti massacre 1997.04.22-23 Haouch Mokhfi Khemisti 93 The 93 villagers were decapitated in 3 hours on the night of April 22–23.[7]
Omaria massacre 1997.04.23 Omaria (near Médéa) 42
Oran massacre of 1962 1962.07.05 Oran 95-453
Oued Bouaicha massacre 1998.03.26 Djelfa 52 (including 32 children) The victims were killed by men carrying axes and knives, at Oued Bouaïcha in the municipality of Bouiret Lahdab; near Had Sahary. On the same day, a massacre occurred at Youb.
Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre 1997.08.03 Arib 40-76
Ouled Rhia tribe massacre 1845 Dahra 500-700 The entire Ouled Rhia tribe was killed by suffocation in a cave.[6]
Rais massacre 1997.08.29 Rais (near Larbaa) 800[8] "Some were shot, some had their throats cut, the heads of babies were severed. A group of extremists who claimed to be motivated by Islam carried out the killings."[8]
Laghouat massacre[9][10][11][12] 1852.12.03 Ville de Laghouat 2300 - 3000[13] "Des chiffres confirmés par plusieurs historiens français parlent de 2500 à 3000 tués et le reste soit environ 1500 a du s’enfuir pour échapper aux tueries. "[14][12][15][16][11]
Sétif and Guelma massacre 1945.05.08 Sétif 6000-45000
Sid El-Antri massacre 1997.12.23-24 Tiaret 48-117
Sidi Daoud massacre 1997.10.12 Sig 43
Sidi-Hamed massacre 1998.01.11 Sidi-Hamed 103 70 injured
Si Zerrouk massacre 1997.07.27, the night of Larbaa 47-58
Souhane massacre 1997.08.20-21 Souhane 64
Tadjena massacre 1998.12.09 mountain villages of Bouhamed and Ayachiche (just north of Tadjena) 81 In 2003, Tadjena was subjected to two additional massacres.[17]
Tadjena massacre (second) 2003.05.25, the night of Tadjena 7 site of other massacres in 1998 and 2003[17]
Tadjena massacre (third) 2003.05.26, the night of Tadjena 14 site of other massacres in 1998 and 2003[17]
Tenes massacre 1994.05.04 Ténès 16
Thalit massacre 1997.04.03-04 Thalit 52 52 Of the 53 inhabitants were killed by slitting their throats. The villagers' homes were burned down afterwards.[18]
Tiarit massacre 2001.04 Tiarit 15 women and children.[2]
Wilaya of Relizane massacres of 30 December 1997 1997.12.30 4 villages 78-272 (varying estimates)
Wilaya of Relizane massacres of 4 January 1998 1998.01.04 Oued Rhiou 172+
Youb massacre 1998.03.26 Youb 11 On the same day as the Oued Bouaicha massacre

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b The Middle East and North Africa 2003, Routledge, 22 Nov 2002, page 175
  3. ^ The Middle East and North Africa, Volume 50 By Europa Publications Limited, Routledge, 30 Oct 2003, page 179
  4. ^ Algeria: Thinking the unthinkable The Economist, Nov 9th 2000, from the print edition
  5. ^ New statesman , Volume 126, Issues 4332-4349
  6. ^ a b Blood and Soil: Ben Kiernan, page 365, 2008
  7. ^ New statesman , Volume 126, Issues 4332-4349, 1997
  8. ^ a b Violent past haunts Algeria's fresh start By Jeremy Bowen BBC News, Algiers
  9. ^ fr:Laghouat
  10. ^ "Le 4 décembre 1852 – La prise de la ville de Laghouat". AU FIL DES MOTS ET DE L'HISTOIRE (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  11. ^ a b Pein, Théodore (1871). LivreLettres familières sur l'Algérie: un petit royaume arabe,. C. Tanera (Paris). pp. 363–370.
  12. ^ a b Dzland Mourad (2013-11-30), Documentaire :Le Génocide De Laghouat 1852 Mourad AGGOUNE, retrieved 2017-11-23
  13. ^ [1] By Robert Le Tourneau
  14. ^ "Laghouat". Wikipédia (in French). 2017-10-07.
  15. ^ Al Jazeera Documentary الجزيرة الوثائقية (2017-11-05), أوجاع الذاكرة - الجزائر, retrieved 2017-11-23
  16. ^ "La conquête coloniale de l'Algérie par les Français". 17 June 2017.
  17. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-09-09. Retrieved 2005-02-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "More than 80 Algerians killed in weekend massacres", CNN, 6 April 1997, retrieved 11 February 2010