Operation Jumelles

Operation Jumelles (English: Operation Binoculars) was a military operation which was part of the Algerian War in Kabylia, Algeria. It lasted from 22 July 1959 to March 1960. It was fought between the FLN and the French Army.

Operation Jumelles
Part of Algerian War
DateJuly 1959 – March 1960
Result French victory
 France Algeria FLN
Commanders and leaders
France Maurice Challe
France Jacques Faure
Algeria Abderrahmane Mira Mokrane Oulhadj
60 000 12 000


The first phase of the operation was called Pelvoux, and was fought between 22 July and 9 August. French marines led by the captain of the Sanguinetti frigate entered the Akfadou forest.